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Friday, November 9, 2012

Soaking Grains Recipe Series Part 2: Bread

Delicious, soft, fresh homemade soaked bread! Mmm-Mmm!
2 1/2 C. White Flour
2 C. Brown Flour
3 T. Soft Butter
Combine flour in a large mixing bowl. Cut in butter to resemble coarse crumbs.
1 1/2 C. Water
1/4 Buttermilk (whole cultured)
3 T. Honey (you may want more if you prefer a sweeter bread- try ¼ C.)
Combine wet ingredients and add to dry. Stir/knead until you have one solid dough ball. Cover loosely and keep in a warm place for 12-24 hours.

Let soak for 12-24 hours.

1 ¼ t. Salt
2 ½ t. Yeast
Sprinkle these over your dough ball and knead it for 8 minutes. Place dough ball back into bowl, cover, place in a warm place and let it rise for 1 ½-2 hours. (I place mine in my oven with the light on.)

Knead for 8 minutes.

Form into a ball.

Cover and place in a warm place to rise.


Punch dough down and divide in half. Cover. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

Divide in half.

Shape balls into loaves and put into buttered bread pans. Rise for approximately 45 minutes in oven. Leave pans in oven and turn oven on to 350 and bake for approximately 35 minutes (until bread is golden and sounds hollow when you tap on the top). Remove from oven and immediately dump out onto racks to cool. 
Butter bread pan.

Loaves in oven to rise.

Risen- I could have let them rise more. But needed to get it finished.

Golden brown and smells so fabulous!

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