Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rolling in the Dough

Its been a great week to make bread.  Flour is on sale, and the oven is working perfectly.  The baker in this household made 8 loaves of delicious "Vitality" bread.   Lots of very healthy ingredients in each loaf.

There is nothing like a hot bowl of soup and warm bread on a cold autumn night!

Many have asked for this "secret" recipe, so here it is;

Vitality Bread

Disolve 1 tbs of yeast with 1 tsp of sugar in 1/2 cup of warm water.

In a separate saucepan, measure

3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup bran flakes or All Bran
3 tbs corn meal
2 tbs wheat germ
1 tps salt
1/4 cup mollasses
1/4 cup honey
3 tbs shortening
1/2 cup milk

Cook above mixture over LOW HEAT until nearly boiling.
Stir ingredients so they do not stick.
Add 1 cup cold water.    Cool.

Add disolved yeast and white flour to make a stiff dough. ( about 6 cups of flour )
Let rise until double in bulk.
Cut down, knead.
Place in 2 greased pans and let rise again until doublein bulk.
Bake 50 minutes-1 hour at 325 degrees OR 40 minutes at 350 degrees.