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Breads, Recipes

Good VS. the Ugly

I made bread the other day and used the same recipe I always use. For some reason it didn’t turn out! Blah!! I hate it when that happens.

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Ugly bread! It didn’t rise and it was almost as hard as a rock!

 

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This is the bread I made to redeem myself. This bread is heavenly!

 My photo editor tried a new look, with the background on this one.

 

 

Soaked Whole Wheat Bread 1

 

Starter:

4 cups fresh-ground whole wheat flour

1 cup raw milk or water

2 cups water

2 tsp instant yeast

 

Mix all of the ingredients together in a large glass bowl. Cover and leave at room temperature for 8-12 hours.

 

Dough:

1½ cups warm water

2 tbsp instant yeast

½ cup raw honey

1½ tbsp sea salt

6-7 cups fresh-ground whole wheat flour

 

Glaze:

1 egg

1 tbsp water

 

In a large mixing bowl pour in the water, yeast and honey then allow this to sit for 5 minutes. Add 3 cups of the flour and the sea salt then add in the starter. Mix and continue to add flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead for 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover, and allow the dough to rise until double.

Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Place in bread pans, cut diagonal slits across the tops of the bread with a very sharp knife. Cover and allow the bread to rise again until almost double. At this point pre-heat the oven to 350°F.  Brush the bread with the glaze. Bake for 20-24 minutes, or until hollow sounding when tapped. Remove the bread from the pans and place on cooling racks.

VERY IMPORTANT make sure you allow the water, yeast and honey to activate before you add the starter.

Copyright © 2009

By Tiffany Perez

Tiffany’s Table L.L.C.

All Rights Reserved.

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