Sunday, January 25, 2009

Whole Wheat Bread

3/4 cup warm water
2 tsp yeast

6 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups warm water
2 tsp salt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup orange juice

Combine yeast and 3/4 cup warm water, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes to proof the yeast.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.  Knead dough until smooth and elastic, then place in a greased bowl and let it rise (somewhere warm) until doubled.  Divide into two bread pans and let rise for about 45 minutes, then bake at 350˚ for 1 hour.  Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Adapted from Angel A's recipe


Amy said...

OJ in bread? now I will have to try this!

Sandra said...

I do the OJ too and it really does make a difference.I read about it in King Arthur's whole wheat book I bought.