Sunday, July 17, 2011

Everyday Bread

I made six loaves of my Everyday Bread tonight. Between two and four will go to friends this week, and we'll enjoy a couple ourselves. I love the smell of baking bread. It must be one of the best scents ever!

Everyday Bread
I have a Bosch, so the method would be different by hand. This recipe makes six 8 " loaves.

6 cups warm water
3 Tbsp SAF yeast
2/3 to 1 cup honey or brown sugar
2/3 to 1 cup oil
6 cups freshly ground wheat flour

Let sponge for 15-20 minutes.

2 Tbsp salt
Mix and add remaining flour, 1 cup at a time until the dough cleans the sides of the bowl. You can use some white flour here, if you want a lighter loaf. Knead 7 minutes all together.

Turn out onto an oiled surface. Divide into 6 parts. Shape into loaves and put into lightly greased pans. Place in oven and let rise for about 20 minutes. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned. I bake at 325 on the convection setting for 22 minutes.

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