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Thursday, March 10, 2011
Thankful for Food Thursday
We have been eating LOTS of multigrain stuff lately! Here is a great recipe for sandwich bread, toast or eating plain! A simple sweet flavor!
Honey Multi-grain Bread
3/4 cup cornmeal
3 3/4 cups water
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup honey
3 (.25 ounce) packages instant yeast
1 cup rye flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
8 cups unbleached flour
1.In a small saucepan, combine the cornmeal and water. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Pour into a large mixing bowl. Stir in salt, oil and honey; let cool until lukewarm.
2.In a large bowl, combine the cooled cornmeal mixture with the yeast, rye flour, whole wheat flour and 4 cups unbleached flour; beat well. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Allow dough to rise 30 minutes, or until doubled.
3.Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
4.Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until bottoms of the loaves sound hollow when tapped. Remove from pans and allow to cool on a wire rack.
*It's best fresh out of the oven! We can eat 2 loaves in one sitting, so I always double it! Enjoy!