There’s nothing like homemade bread and making homemade bread filled with healthy mulit-grains and whole wheat at home is easy.
There is something so satisfying about making bread from scratch. The smell of fresh baking bread is intoxicating. It makes me feel like June Cleaver or Martha Stewart, like I am really doing something special for my family. I know the herd will be circling the kitchen wanting to know if it is ready to be eaten. There is no way this bread will get to cool completely before a piece is sliced off. It just isn’t going to happen
Bread is a big deal in our house. My husband and daughter are bread maniacs. They could eat bread all day everyday. I know when I bake a loaf there will be lots of “I love yous” and “Thank yous”. I will be the Queen of the castle for a few minutes, a few fleeting moments. Being able to make bread, gives me this feeling of invincibility. It makes me feel like a real chef which is really funny considering how easy it is. It is a total fake out. People think bread is so hard and that you slaved over it but in reality the mixer does all the work.
If you are afraid of yeast, don’t be. There is nothing to be afraid of. The only important part about yeast is making sure it is still alive. As long as it is not old and has been stored properly, it should be fine. There is no big trick. You just throw it in and the yeast does it’s magic. In this recipe, my mixer does all the kneading too. I make sure to measure all the ingredients carefully and kick back. In a few hours, I will have a beautiful loaf of bread. I have tried this particular recipe without kneading but I think it is better with the kneading.
This is a recipe I adapted from King Arthur Flour. I took out a little of the fat to make it fit into my diet better. King Arthur is a fantastic resource for bread making. I trust what they have to say about ingredients and procedures. It is well worth looking at their page and blog. I also love that they respond to comments, even negative ones about a recipe. I have come to really rely on them for my flour and yeast.
Go ahead, try making your own bread. Once you do, you will never want to buy it from the store again. Please come back and tell me how it was.
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Happy Healthy Eating,
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