Saturday, January 24, 2009

Bread Wednesday

Wednesday was our bread making day. The only thing I regret about the whole thing is that my house never gets that "bread baking in the oven" smell. Or feel. Because I believe that there is a definite feeling that comes with making bread. It's one of those things that turns a house into a home. And creates memories...

Anyway, here is the recipe. I'm going off memory. I don't know if it makes any difference, but my grandma and I use a BOSCH bread mixer.

Grandma's Bread Recipe

2 Tablespoons salt
2 Tablespoons dry milk
2 Tablespoons SAF instant yeast
2 Tablespoons dough enhancer
2 Tablespoons gluten
2/3 cup oil
2/3 cup honey10-16 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour (we use 16 cups)
6 cups warm water

Put in the 6 cups of warm water. Add in the honey and oil (this will cool the water). Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl (salt, dry milk, yeast, enhancer, gluten). Then add these to the water. Add in 6 cups of flour. Mix this together using the M setting. Once everything is mixed, turn the knob to the 1 setting. Begin adding flour until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Then set a timer for 10 minutes, this will knead the dough. Put some oil onto a flat surface and your hands. Remove the dough and separate it into 6 balls. Form into loaves, and place in pans. Cover. Let the dough rise to double in size. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes. Remove from the pans to let cool. Brush butter over the tops. Makes 6 loaves.


The Calico Crew said...

This is really bad but i don't even know what gluten in dough enhancer is! Making bread w/ yeast is as fancy as i get :)

keri said...

Yummy. I sure could use a loaf of bread.

The Johnson's said...

Sometimes a nice friend makes some bread and then thinks I should deliver this yummy bread to my good friend Maridee and I should also throw in some of my strawberry freezer jam. Anyway I think that happens sometimes... I'll let you know. In case you did not get my subtle hint. I like bread. SMILE!

Kendra said...

I agree. There is nothing like the smell of bread in a home. Looks beautiful!

The Andra Family said...

I can't wait to try this. I have a wheat recipe I use, but am not crazy about. Where do I get gluten and dough enhancer?

The Heaton's said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe! It always looks fabulous! Don't you just love the bosch for making bread?!! I just pulled my last loaf from the freezer so I am going to use your recipe for my next bread day!! Thanks!!

rayndrop said...

My grandma got the dough enhancer and gluten from Leavitt's in St. Gearge.

saskia said...

this is like mine but doesn't have lecithin which isn't a big deal, but I like that it uses less of all the stuff (but wheat and flour) so it's cheaper to make, so I made it, turned out fine- and it's easy to remember, though I don't have a bosch- in Vernal I get my gluten and dough enhancer through Alison's Pantry- people can go online to see if they deliver in their area--- anyway, we don't buy bread- so nice to see something that is cheaper to make