Friday, January 19, 2007

Here are the bread recipes that were requested...

This first one is from and is called

Delicious Whole Wheat Bread
by Crystal Miller

*I use King Arthur Unbleached White Flour instead of WW because I can't digest it but I've made it both ways and it tastes great either way...

2 cups warm water
1/3 cup honey (I use sucanat)
1 T yeast
1/3 cup olive oil
2 t. salt
1/3 cup gluten flour (I skip this)
5-7 cups whole wheat flour (I use unbleached white)

Combine water, honey, and yeast. Let it proof. Add salt, oil, gluten flour and 3-4 cups ww flour. Continue to add flour until it doesn't feel sticky to the touch. Knead for 10 minutes.

Let rise until double. Punch down and divide it into 2 for loaves or about 18 pieces for rolls. Let it rise in a slightly warm oven for about 15-25 minutes. Turn oven on to 350 and bake for 30 minutes for bread and 15-20 for rolls or until golden brown.

The Egg Bread recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

4 3/4-5 1/4 cup flour
1 package yeast or 1 T yeast
1 1/3 cups milk
3 T sugar
3 T margarine or butter
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs

Combine 2 cups flour with yeast. In a saucepan heat and stir milk, sugar, butter, and salt till warm and butter almost melts. Add to flour mixture and then add eggs. Beat with an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds and high for 3 minutes. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can. Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead in any remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic about 6-8 min. Place in a greased bowl and let rise until double.

Punch dough down and divide in half. Now if you're making the cinnamon swirl bread let the bread rest for 10 min and then roll into a 7x12 in rectangle and then brush lightly with water and sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon mixed together for each loaf on the bread dough. Roll either short side up or long side up. I did long side up and pinch the seams down and fold under the ends. Bake for 25-30 min at 375. Enjoy!

If not making cinnamon swirl, just put each loaf into a bread pan and bake the same amount of time.



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