You will need:
- around 10 cups of ground flour
- 3 tbs Saf instant yeast
- 2 cups high gluten bread flour or 1/3 cup vital wheat gluten
- 3 tbs dough enhancer
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2/3 cup canola oil
- 2 tbs sea salt
- 6 cups warm water (~115 degrees)
|WhisperMill filled with wheat berries.
|View of ground wheat.
|Added Vital Wheat Gluten
|Added dough enhancer
|Added 6 cups of flour and salt.
|Using Berkey filtered water for best taste, brought 6
cups of water up to around 115 degrees and added to Bosch.
Knead on speed 1 for 8-10 minutes or until the gluten has been developed. If you feel your dough is too dry, simply add a few tablespoons of water to moisten, always pulling the sides clean. If dough starts sticking simply add a little white flour to take up the moisture.
|Consult a YouTube video if you start to question whether
or not your dough looks right, like we did ;-)
|Grease your bread pans. Wifey used a ziplock
baggy as a glove to spread butter.
Shape loaves, and place in a well greased or sprayed (pam) pan, never use oil. Cover with a dry towel and let rise until dough has risen double or approx. 2 inches above the rim of the pan. This will take from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the room temperature.
|Divide up the dough into five equal sections.
|Put the dough in your greased pans.
Cool on cooking racks before putting into bread bags. The recipe says the bread can be frozen up to 30 days without freezer burn but we've haven't had a loaf last 2 days before it gets eaten ;-)
|Fresh out of the oven.
|Bread fresh from the oven. Fluffy and airy. Delicious.
We bought our ingredients from a local store called Shar's in Gilbert, Arizona. This was the recipe they recommended and we are glad they did. We've had red hard wheat and white hard wheat in two different batches. While the red tasted good, the white tasted better. I think next time we'll try more honey to sweeten the bread a little more.
How do YOU make homemade bread?