Sunday, November 6, 2011

Bread Is Life

Homemade Whole Wheat Sacrament Bread
This is quite possibly the easiest Whole Wheat Bread Recipe I have ever made. It is designed to make 1 loaf for a Bread Machine, but I made it with my Kitchenaid Mixer and it was perfect...simply perfect. I followed the directions exactly and the loaf came out of the oven 3 hours ago....there are only a few crumbs on my counter. (We had 2 missionaries here to help eat the bread when it was piping hot out of the oven!)
A Sister in our Ward makes this bread every week to use as Sacrament Bread. I am grateful for her sacrifice each week, not because the bread is so delicious, but because of her example of service. Her family has severe allergies and they must watch everything they eat. Making this bread ensures they don't have to worry about what ingredients may be in the bread used for Sacrament. Rather than complaining or demanding special treatment, she is part of the solution.
Follow this recipe exactly:
Whole Wheat Bread 
(For a Bread Machine-yet you may use a mixer or make by hand)
2 C Warm Water
1 T Yeast
1/3 C Canola Oil
1/3 C Honey
4 C. Whole Wheat Flour
2 tsp Salt
Mix Water, Yeast, Oil, Honey, Salt, and 2  of Flour. Add 2 more cups of Flour. Dough will be much stickier than most bread dough recipes, so you must stir, not knead this dough. Don't be tempted to add extra flour!!!! Use oil or flour on your hands to shape the dough in a ball (more like a blob!) Place in a clean, oiled bowl and cover to let rise for 45-60 minutes. Press down center of cough with oiled or floured hand, and form into a loaf. place in a greased or non-stick bread pan and cover. Let rise another 45-60 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. Enjoy hot out of the oven, yet slices best when cooled.
If using a bread machine, set the crust control to "light"
Enjoy!
Do you have homemade Sacrament Bread in your Ward ?

1 comment:

Today's Gift said...

I definitely need to try this!