I have been baking bread with this recipe (doubled) for a few weeks now. I recently started soaking overnight before making bread. This is what I do. I put the flour and about 2-3 Tablespoons of yogurt, yogurt whey, or vinegar (or I use 1/2 cup buttermilk to make my 2 cups liquid measurement) which leaves me 1/2 liquid leftover for later.
The next day when I am ready to make bread, I put 1/2 cup warm water, the yeast, honey or sugar in a measuring cup and stir to combine. I place this mixture in with the flour and the remaining ingredients and let the dough hook do its work. I let the dough rest in a covered bowl for a bit and then put into bread pans and let rise, for quite a while. Bake and enjoy yummy bread.
What I have found:
- it takes the dough longer to rise
- it takes the longer to bake (take its temperature, bake until 180 degrees)
- if I soak the flour I will make the bread, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, waffles, etc.
- I am still learning
I have been wanting to make granola for a couple of months now, I don't know why it takes me so long to do things.
What I did:
- 3 cups oats
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 2/3 cup pecans, chopped
- 2/3 cups almonds, chopped
- 1/4 cup flax seeds
- 1/3 cup wheat germ
in a baking pan and toasted them while I put:
- 1 cup honey
- 1/2 cup brown sugar or Rapadura
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- 2 tsp. vanilla (add at the end)
in a pan on the stove to heat. Poured this over the oats and added dried cherries, cranberries and golden raisins. Stirred and baked until heated, probably about 30 minutes(I didn't time it and I did almost burn it!)
Then, I made chewy granola bars from a recipe from my grain co-op. I will definitely make them again. All the kids liked those.
Now, what is for dinner?