Thursday, December 14, 2006

Mom’s Whole Wheat Bread

My Mom created this whole wheat bread recipe. I recommend using white wheat flour instead of red wheat flour-- not to be confused with white flour (which is refined).

1 1/3 C. very warm water
1-3 T. Canola oil
3 1/3 C. whole wheat flour or 2 1/3 C. whole wheat flour + 1 C. oat flour
1-4 T. non-fat dry milk (more = finer texture)
1/3 C. granulated sugar or ¼ C. honey
2 tsp. dough enhancer
3 T. gluten
1-1 ½ tsp. salt
1 T. yeast (if baking in oven) or 1 ½ - 2 tsp. yeast for baking in bread machine

Add all ingredients to bread machine in the order given.
Set on whole wheat bread and press start if baking in bread machine.

1. Add all ingredients to bread machine in the order given.

2. When baking in oven, set bread machine on dough only.

3. Spray or grease bread pan.

4. When bread machine is done, take dough out, punch down and form loaf in bread pan.

5. Cover and let rise in bread pan about 30 minutes.

6. Cook for about 30-35 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven.

To make bread kits, omit water and canola oil and put all dry ingredients in a quart jar or container or freezer zipper bag. Store in freezer.

Using a bread kit for baking:

Bring bread kit to room temperature. Place water and oil in bread machine and add the bread kit. Continue as above.


Leslie said...

that is some darn good bread - makes me crave it just thinking about it.

MaryRuth said...

Thank you!! I was going to write you and ask for a bread kit recipe!

Thank you!!

Where do you buy red wheat whatever flour? Can you buy it at Walmart?vv

MaryRuth said...

oops, just re-read it and I'm not supposed to use red wheat flour... :)


Jamie J said...

I have recently gotten into bread making myself and love trying new recipes. Can you tell me what dough enhancer is? also where do you buy gluten?

I love the idea of making the bread kit before hand. Sounds like it would save SO much time! I'm definitely going to do that next time I make bread.

Nikki said...

Jamie J-
Dough enhancer "Helps keep bread fresher longer & works with the gluten to make a lighter bread. It also helps make the bread moister and acts as a mild preservative. Made from soy or egg yolks. Comes in liquid or granular form." according to this site.

Gluten is naturally found in wheat, but I find with whole wheat bread it needs a little more. You can order gluten through places like Alison's Pantry or buy it in health food stores. If you visit or live in Utah, it is readily available in most grocery stores. Oftentimes it's referred to as "Vital Wheat Gluten." There are recommended amounts on the products, but I find this recipe of my mom's to be just right.

You can keep your gluten and dough enhancer in the freezer to last longer-- to prevent it from going rancid. I highly recommend it. Or at least the refrigerator.


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