I know this is a little off topic for me, but if you bake bread at all, you know how hard it is to find a good recepie for Whole Wheat Bread. Well, I was out of flour, grabbed some at the local grocery store from King Arthur, and lucked into a great recepie. So, I thought I'd share it with you.
Classic 100% Whole Wheat Bread
- 1 1/3 cups lukewarm water
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 nonfat dried milk
- 3 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons Instant yeast
Mixing: In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir till the dough starts to leave the sides of the bowl. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased surface, oil your hands and knead it for 6 to 8 minutes, or until it begins to become smooth and supple. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl, and allow to urse til puffy though not necessarily doubled in bulk, about 60 minutes, depending on the warmth of your kitchen.
Shaping: Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled work surface, and shape it inot an 8 inch log. Place the log in a lightly greased loaf pan, cover with lightly greased plastic wrap, and allow to rise for 30 to 60 min, or until its crowned about 1 inch above the edge of the pan. a finger pressed into the dough should leave a mark that rebounds slowly.
Baking: Bake the bread in a preheated 350degree oven for about 40 min.
Now that I've given you the official directions I'll tell you that I just combined the ingredients and then trew it in my Bread Maker and set it on a Whole Wheat cycle.
It turns out great time and time again. I hope you try it and enjoy.
As for the cows and calves, they are doing great! Most are out on pastue and staying in most of the time. It's a hard time of year to keep a cow inside the fence around here. There is so much afterfeed on the cropground around us, and they want to go taste testing. So, the dogs and I make a couple of rounds each day and put them where they belong.
Hope all is well at your place, and send us a note if you need some great beef. ~ Shanen : )