Apr 10, 2012

Bakin' yo! ;)

When my mood is extra amazing, and i have spare time, i like to cook!
Recently I picked up baking bread again...
Here's what I do with the supply of whole wheat flour.
The recipe is very simple, it's a basic one from Laure's Kitchen. 

The recipe: 
:::6 cups of whole wheat flour + 2 tea spoons salt, fluff it up, mixing
:::2 1/4 cups lukewarm water + dissolve 2 table spoons sweetener + 2 table spoons of oil
:::1/2 cup lukewarm water + dissolve 1 packet of active yeast

:::Make a well in the flour, pour liquids, stir it up in circular motion, from the center.
:::Dust kneading surface with flower lightly. Don't add water or flour after this.
:::Transfer dough from the bowl onto the surface for kneading.
:::Knead for 20 minutes or 600 strokes ;)
:::Make a ball.
:::Set aside away from chilly areas, back in the bowl, cover with a towel - let it rise for about 2 hours. No need to oil the bowl!
:::Let any air out of the dough, working on the table again, just a few strokes.
:::Set aside away from chilly areas, back in the bowl, cover with a towel - 45 minutes.
:::Again, let our the air, cut into two pieces, form two balls - work carefully, not disturbing the matte film, created on the risen dough, leave for 10 minutes right on the table.
:::Last time let out the air out of the dough, lightly kneading with a few strokes. Set in the baking forms or simply on the baking sheet - whatever you are using. Leave for last rising - 30 - 45 minutes.
:::Beforehand heat up the oven to 425 F
:::Put the bread in the oven.
:::10 minutes later reduce the heat to 325 F
:::Bake for 35 more minutes or until golden brown.

*During baking it is nice to brush the bread top with a wet brush, this gives glossy finish, and the crust comes out thicker and, thus, crunchier! Do it 2-3 times, don't burn yourself! ;)
*Baking time should be about 45 minutes.
Pull out delicious bread, tap with your fingers on the bottom crust. The sound should be hollow.
Attack the bread, as soon as it touchable enough without severe burns ;)))))
condiments are up to you - i love ghee ♥