Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Multi-Grain Bread

This is THE most delicious bread I have ever made!  I got the recipe from the blog All Things Delicious.  (it's a great blog, check it out!)  It's as good or better than my "prize winning" bread. It stays moist longer.  It tastes like the multi-grain bread I have been buying and wishing I could duplicate!   Make it as soon as you can!

This is her exact recipe.  I'll make my comments at the end.

1/4 c sesame seeds
1/4 c millet
1/8 c flaxseed
1/4 c sunflower seeds
1 c 9 grain cereal (or 7 grain or 11 grain whatever you want)
3 c very hot water

1/4 c oil
3 T molasses
1/4 c honey
1 (heaping) T instant yeast (my mom uses 3 leveled T instant yeast, so take your pick or anywhere in between)

1/2 c gluten
1 T dough enhancer
1 T salt
1 c whole wheat flour

4-5 c additional whole wheat flour

Combine first 5 ingredients (the seeds) and let them soak in the very hot water for 15 minutes.  Then combine the oil, molasses, honey, and yeast and add it to the soaked seeds and water.  To this mixture, add the gluten, dough enhancer, salt, and 1 c flour; mix well for 1 minute.  Then add 4-5 cups more flour, enough until the sides of the bowl are clean.  Mix with a Bosch on speed 2 (medium) for 8 minutes with a dough hook.

Turn out dough.  Put in loaf pans.  Let rise for an hour.  Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

My notes:  I used the three level (or close to it) T yeast.  I didn't have dough enhancer, so I omitted, and the bread came out great. When it's mixing with the dough hook, WATCH YOUR MIXER!  I wasn't, and when I turned around the whole mixer was about to go off the counter.  The dough is tough and the mixer really moves.  (maybe that's where the dough enhancer comes in??) Thank heaven for electricity, the cord saved my mixer.  You only have to let this rise once, in the pans.  I didn't let mine rise quite an hour.  They rose more than double though, and I love the consistency.  I made 3 large loaves (9x5x3).  If you have the smaller ones, it's probably more like 5-6.  You'll want to adjust the time if you do smaller loaves--maybe 10 minutes less??


Hannah said...

I'm so excited to see my recipe on your blog!!! I'm glad you liked it so well. I sure do! Thanks for the kind words!!

Hannah said...

Oh, and I'm so glad your mixer's okay!!

Heather said...

I'll be making it! We ONLY use your Prize winning recipe. Thanks for another!