Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.
Now therefore, please, heed also the voice of your maidservant, and let me set a piece of bread before you; and eat, that you may have strength when you go on your way.” 1 Samuel 28:22
Baking bread is a lot of fun in the winter. In the summer, we hate to warm up the kitchen so much, but in the winter, we are looking for excuses to get in there and bake. Aren’t they lovely?
There is nothing like the smell and taste of fresh, oven baked bread.
Would you like to see the recipe for our Five Loaves of Bread made in a Bosch large capacity mixer?
Five Loaf Recipe
Adapted from a recipe from Breadbeckers.com
5 cups Hot Water
1 ¼ cup oil (half olive oil, half canola)
¾ cup honey
2 ½ Tbs. Instant Yeast
12-14 cups whole wheat, freshly milled flour
5 tsp salt
2 Tbs Powdered Milk
2 Tbs Gluten
Combine, water, oil, honey. Add 8 cups of flour, Yeast, Salt, Powdered milk, Gluten. Mix thoroughly. (2 minutes on setting 2)
Add remaining flour and knead until smooth and elastic (10 minutes on Setting 2)
Let it rise for five minutes. Then press 2 for just a few seconds.
Shape into loaves or rolls with oiled hands.
Place into greased pans and let rise until double.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Let them cool in the pans for about 5 minutes, then turn out on a cooling rack to cool completely.
Yields 5 1 ½lb loaves.
For those of you without a large capacity mixer, you might want to try our two loaf recipe:
Sweet Whole Wheat Bread – 2 loaves
2 cups hot water
1/3 cup olive oil
½ cup honey (can use less)
3 ½ tsp instant yeast
4 cups freshly milled flour
1 cup store brand unbleached all purpose flour
2 tsp salt
2 TBS powdered milk
1 tsp gluten
Combine water, oil, honey and egg.
Add three cups flour, yeast, salt, powdered milk and gluten. Mix thoroughly.
Add remaining flour, using dough hook, and blend until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes). Let rise until double.
Shape into loaves or rolls and place in greased pans. Let rise again. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
Makes two 1 ½ pound loaves.