With the temperature outside at or close to 100 degrees today, I thought it would be a good day to bake wheat bread. I used my friend Christy’s recipe. Let me say right now that I had 4 grandkids here and I lost track of how many cups of flour I put in! I really think I missed a full cup because it took lots of flour to knead it into something that resembled bread! In the end, I just threw it in the oiled enamel pot and hoped for the best. Because the bread wasn’t being cooked at a higher temperature, I didn’t even let it rise the second time in the pan. I just put it in the sun oven and left it alone. Within about 3 hours, it was done!
4 cups warm water
1/2 cup sugar or honey (sometimes I do half honey & half sugar, just whatever I have)
1/3 cup oil
5 tsp salt
4 cups flour (I usually use wheat flour)
1 1/2 T yeast (saf instant)
Then add again:
4+ cups flour (more if you use white flour) until it looks like bread dough and pulls away from the sides of the mixer.
Let it raise in the mixing bowl for one hour (or double in bulk).
Roll out into three loaves and put into greased pans
Let it raise for another hour
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-40 minutes, depending on your wheat vs. white ratio
Maybe next week I’ll move from breads to full meals!