Archives for February 2011

Recipe: Whole Wheat Bread

Here’s the recipe to the lovely whole wheat bread I’ve been making lately:

  • First mix 1 1/2 cups warm water with a packet of yeast and 1/3 cup honey. Stir and let sit for 2o minutes.
  • Then add the following to the yeast mixture and stir until the dough forms: 2 tbsps olive oil, 1/2 tbsp salt, 2 cups whole wheat flour, and 2 1/2 more cups of a mixture of something really hearty like whole wheat flakes, cracked wheat, flax flour–anything really hearty and healhty.
  • Knead this bread.
  • Place in an olive oiled pan.
  • Throw a towel over it, put it somewhere warm, and let it rise for an hour.
  • Punch it down and knead it a bit only to let it rise one more time–about another hour.
  • Punch it down one more time and knead it a bit.
  • Form the loaf’s shape and bake it in the oven for 40 minutes at 375 (190).