Monday, June 27, 2011

Fresh, baked bread

I used the new Bosch again - this time with the dough hook to make some fresh, honey-wheat bread.

Here are the ingredients I started with:
3 cups warm water
3/4 cup honey
2 pkgs.dry yeast
1/4 cup butter, softened
4 cups whole wheat flour
4 cups white flour
2 tsp. salt

In the mixing bowl, combine and mix together water, honey and yeast until yeast is softened. Blend in melted butter, whole wheat flour, 1 cup white flour and salt into the yeast mixture and turn the Bosch on and run on Setting 1 for 7 minutes.

Slowly add 3 more cups white flour in the opening of the splatter screen until stiff dough forms. Add flour if dough is too sticky. Run dough hook 8-10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic.

Take the dough out on a floured mat, grease the mixing bowl, then return dough to Bosch bowl and turn over so the outside of the dough is greased.

Cover bowl with a damp towel and set in a warm place until it has doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Divide dough in half (or my case remove 1/3 for the smaller bread pan), shape into loaves and place in greased bread pans. Place loaves in a warm place and allow to rise to top of pans, about 45 minutes.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 1 hour or until loaves are hollow-sounding when tops are tapped. Turn loaves onto a rack to cool.


Megan said...

There is nothing better than fresh baked bread warm from the oven...maybe with some butter!

Kelsey Pope said...

I totally agree @Megan! This was my first go of it, and my house smells amazing! :)