Saturday, December 4, 2010

bread

i always thought making bread is difficult and it might not be worth it, but when we were on the joliff farm we baked our own bread every day. an it tasted very good =)
the basic recipy is simple and can be varied.

  •  300g flour (we used "650" but you can use any flour you want)          
  • 4 small spoones of sugar
  • 35g yeast (if you use dry yeast, you need to use more)
  • 1 litre of tepid water                                                                                                                     
  1. put the flour and the sugar in a big bowl, crumble the yeast into it, add the water and mix everything. cover the bowl with cloth and leave it for an hour.
  2. after one hour you add the following ingredients and  knead the dough untill you can take it out of the bowl in one piece.                                                                                                        
  • 1 kg flour
  • 400g darker flour (you can use what ever you want, this is just an exemple!)
  • 2 small spoon of salt
  • a bit of oil                                                                                                                                      
  1. after kneading the dough you leave it for another three hours.
  2. knead it again. now it needs another three hours.
  3. at the end you knead it a last time, form four breads (now you can add what ever you want: sunflower seeds, sesame, pumpkin seeds, oat flakes....as you like. you can for example put seeds insted of 400g dark flour.)                                  
  4.  you should bake your bread for at least 45 min. (180°C)        

we used to start the bread shortly after breakfast and bake it during dinner. four breads are a lot, we were seven people (and baked bread every day). so half of everything should do it =)
           
this post was added to the 84th homestead barn hop

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the recipe. I like your idea of adding the different seeds and flakes to make 4 different breads out of 1 recipe. Wonderful!