Grandma Karla sent me her recipe for perfect bread and I thought that I would share it with you. This could be a great activity to do with your grandchildren when they come for a visit. Everybody loves homemade bread!!
Karla sometimes makes animal shapes out of this dough. Her favorites so far are an octopus and a turtle. Her young grandchildren love that.
Use your imagination with the shapes you make. Have fun and enjoy great bread. There’s nothing like it!
- 4-6 cups whole wheat flour (freshly ground is best)
- 2 tablespoon dry yeast (SAF-Instant)
- ¼ to ⅓ cup gluten
- 300 mg. powdered vitamin C or 2 Tbsp. Lemon juice or yogurt
- 4 cups warm water
- 1 tablespoon salt
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup oil
- about 7 cups white flour
- Put wheat flour, yeast, gluten, vitamin C, and the warm water in a bread mixer (or large bowl) and mix for one minutes. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Then add the salt, sugar, and oil.
- Add white flour, one cup at a time, until the dough is soft, but not sticky or until the dough pulls away from the bread mixer bowl. (You can adjust the proportions of the whole wheat and white flour to your taste and preference.)
- Knead for 7-10 minutes.
- Form into loaves, or dinner or sweet (orange or cinnamon) rolls, or pull-aparts or filled pizza pockets, etc. and place in greased pans as desired.
- Place in oven preheated to 180-degrees. When double in size, turn oven up to 350 and bake until light golden brown; about 30 minutes for bread, or 20 minutes for rolls (adjust for altitude and oven).
- Yield 3 loaves, or 1 loaf and a big batch of rolls, etc.
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