My grandmother, with whom I share the same middle name, used to sing a little song to me when I was little prior to tickling me with her fingers (which posed as a bee), "There once was a bee who lived in a tree; and all he could do was bzzzzz sting, sting, sting sting...." (then the tickling ensued).

This site is in memory of her and the warmth all grandmothers and mothers give in making good food and creating memories in the kitchen.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Moist and Fluffy Wheat Bread


6 c. Warm Water*
2 T Salt
1/2 c. Vegetable Oil
1/2 c. Honey
2 1/2 T Dough Enhancer
2 T Wheat Gluten*
Wheat Flour (start with 8 1/2 c. but total 12 - 15 c.)*
2 1/2 T Saf Instant Yeast

Mix 8-9 cups fresh wheat flour and 2 1/2 T yeast together with dough hook. Add 6 cups of warm water and 2 T Wheat Gluten. (the starred ingredients) Mix to paste consistency. Cover and let sponge for 10-15 minutes. Add the oil, honey, dough enhancer. Gradually add the flour until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Take dough immediately from the bowl and place prepared sections into well sprayed, non-stick loaf pans. Cover with damp, warm towel until doubled in height (approximately 1 1/2 inches above top of pan). Once risen, place in COLD oven. Turn oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.
Yield: 5-6 1 1/2lb. loaves