Friday, April 13, 2012

Reader Recipes - Bread

I tried a new bread recipe this morning so I would have something to post about.

The bread turned out good. It is dense and small, as you can see, but really tasty.

I have no idea where I got the recipe this morning. I basically just grabbed the first recipe off Google (jotted it down on a scrap 1st grade spelling list) that I could find that only made two loaves. So I can't source it. Luckily, I changed it a little, so it won't be total copyright infringement. Right?

I am curious for someone else to make it and see if theirs is as dense as mine. You know, because lately every time I make any bread it is dense.

This recipe is a multi grain bread with a lot of flavor and TONS of texture. I don't think I would make it for a regular bread recipe (every-day bread for sandwiches and such) unless I could figure out how to get it to be fluffier. But the taste is excellent.

We'll call it...hmmmm...

Easy Multi-Grain Bread

2 C. 10-grain cereal (I used some multi-grain hot cereal mix I had in my pantry. I think it was Hodgson Mills brand)
2 C. whole wheat flour
1 C. white flour (I used white whole wheat)
1/2 C. old fashioned oats
2 TBSP flax seed (optional)
1 1/2 heaping TBSP yeast
1/2 TBSP salt
2 TBSP dough enhancer
2 TBSP gluten
1/4 C. honey
1/4 C. coconut oil
1/2 C. applesauce (all I had was cinnamon apple sauce, so my bread smells and tastes just a little cinnamony - yum)
1 1/2 to 2 C. hot water

Mix dry ingredients together. Add wet ingredients. Mix well. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky. Form two loaves. Sprinkle with oatmeal or other grain (I skipped this step just because I was in a hurry). Place in greased pans. Cover with a towel and let raise for 25 minutes. Then Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Now, someone out there, please share with me the bread recipe of my dreams. Cause I am seriously considering giving up on homemade and buying my bread from Great Harvest!


  1. Alright, I don't know if this will be the bread of your dreams, but it is easy and so tasty! I used to make my mama's recipe too. Then my friend introduced me to this awesome recipe. So I'm sticking to it.
    Simple Basic Bread ( I didn't name it)
    Add in the following order:
    6 C hot water
    2/3 C each oil and honey
    2 Tbsp salt
    10 C whole wheat flour
    2 Tbsp dough enhancer
    3 Tbsp dry yeast and 1 Tbsp sugar
    3/4 to 1 C white flour
    balance of wheat flour (3-4 C)

    Knead with mixer for 10 minutes: Heat oven to 150 degrees. Oil 4 bread pans. Put in oven to rise for 25-30 minutes. Increase temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 33-35 minutes. Remove from pans and put on wire rack until cool.
    *If you don't have dough enhancer, crush a 250 or 500 mg of vitamin C and use as a substitute.

    What I love about this recipe is that you throw it all in and throw it in the oven. No more of this rising on the counter, then putting it into the pans and rising some more... This is soooo easy. We love it.
    Let me know what you think!
    Also, have you ever used Spelt? I LOVE it. You can buy spelt grain, just like wheat. Then grind it and use it for bread, waffles, cookies, muffins... It's super duper healthy but it is light and fluffy. It's amazing.
    Happy Baking!

  2. I'll have to try both of these breads. Mmmm.