I have been putting off posting my bread recipe but my last 3 batches have turned out so well that I’m ready to do it. For years I made bread by hand but now I mix it in the t-mix! It’s a great machine!
First, I grind whole wheat berries in the t-mix. I grind them on speed 10 for 2 minutes. Grinding your own wheat is much healthier than buying wheat in the store. It conserves many more of its nutrients. If you do buy store bought, storing it at a low temperature in the fridge or freezer preserves more nutrients. After grinding the wheat emty it from the t-mix.
- 2 cups water
- 1 Tablespoon sugar/honey
- 1-2 Tablespoon oil
- 25 grams fresh yeast
- 2 cups whole wheat flour,
- 1 cup quick oats
- 2 1/2 cups white flour
- 1-2 teaspoons salt
- Optional: sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, or flax seeds.
Add water, sugar and oil. Heat to 37 degrees centigrade mixing on speed 3. Add yeast and mix for 3 seconds on speed 5. Add whole wheat flour and quick oats mix on speed 3 for 1 or 2 minutes. This gives the oats time to absorb the warm liquid and makes the dough really spongy. Add white flour and the salt on top. Mix for 4.5 minutes on the dough setting. The reason I add the salt so late is because it can kill the yeast if it has direct contact with it . In the last minute of the mixing cycle add any seeds you want. Scoop mixture out of mixing bowl (it helps to have either oiled or floured hands for this) into an oiled baking dish. Let rise 45-60 minutes and put into an oven that is still heating to 190-200 degrees centigrade (about 385-400 F.). Bake for about 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bottom is hollow. This is a trick my father taught me. Thump the bottom, as if it were a watermelon! Basically it should be golden brown on bottom as well as on top.
Sarah enjoys the bread hot with honey and butter and Carlos likes it cooler with olive oil. Carlos always thought that eating hot bread wasn’t good for you. Carlos always heard, “pan caliente mata la gente” or “hot bread kills people”. Yet after 8 years with me he has concluded that its safe to eat hot, unless you eat it REALLY hot and in large quantities, jk. After a bit more analysis he figured out that when you eat pizza you are eating hot bread and as everyone knows that is perfectly safe! Hope you enjoy the bread and let me know how yours turns out!