One of the most tragic food trends see low carb diets. Traffic because I can't even imagine life with little or no carbs! Particularly bread. Unfortunately bread has gotten such a bad rep lately, a reputation I don't think it deserves. Now, I'm not talking about those totally white breads, in taking about real solid bread! I also don't think our bodies were made to be deprived of whole grains.
And... Since we are heading into soup season here in Idaho, and it's blasphemous to eat soup without bread, I'll start sharing some of my favorite recipes. These are all whole grain, healthy breads.
I'll start with this one. It's a great recipe if you aren't comfortable with yeast dough yet. This is from the @kingarthurflour recipe book, which I love, so much. It's a fast recipe, for a risen dough. It's 100% wheat. I used red, but prefer white wheat for a milder flavor. Here's how it went:
3 cups whole wheat flour (I showed a picture of the grinder I use. It's been great and I've ground hundreds of pounds of flour with it)
1 1/4 cup lukewarm water
1/4 cup orange juice (it takes some of that bitterness some people don't like with wheat bread, but is such a small amount it doesn't add any orange flavor)
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons molasses (I didn't have any so I used honey. I prefer molasses though)
1/4 cup nonfat dried milk
Miss all ingredients together for about 3 minutes. We aren't developing a gluten network here. This is a quick, yeast bread. Put into well greased 4x8 pan, the recipe says you don't need to form it, but I couldn't help myself. Let it rise for 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°while it's rising. Bake for about 40 minutes, tenting the for the last 20. Make sure not to overbake. Pull it out and wait at least 10 minutes before slicing. The pieces I cut were about 100 calories each, you could slice yours more thin and get more per loaf with less calories per slice. We love this bread!! 🍞
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