Friday, February 6, 2009

Bread Making 101

On Wednesday the boys and I went to a bread making class. Isaiah loved it. Elijah...well he didn't like how loud the grinder was so he didn't really want to participate. We learned about grinding whole grains into flour, what yeast does and why homemade bread is really good for you.

We used 100% whole wheat flour that we ground in the mill. You can use other flours as well or mix white with wheat etc. 2 1/2 c hot water1 egg1/3 cup oil1/3 cup honey1T salt mix I used the kitchen aid then add about 5 c flour and 1/4 c yeast Mix well then add flour until doughy not to dry , sticky to the touch knead well I used the kitchen aid again for about 10 min with dough hook attachment. Place in 2 loaf pans Cover with hot towel for about 15 min bake for 30 hr.

Grains ready to be made into flour!
Isaiah making flour from whole grains.


Kneading the dough

Putting it in the break pan

Finished product.

Elijah and his little friend with their matching aprons...super cute.
When we came home we made pp&j sandwiches with the bread. They were so delicious.

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