Mom, Can You Make Your Bread? (Using Freshly Milled Flour)

Recipe by Sweet Diva MJ
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    cup water
  • 13
    cup oil
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 13
    cup honey
  • 1
    tablespoon salt
  • 4 12
    teaspoons instant yeast
  • 6 - 6 12
    cups freshly milled flour
  • 1 12
    tablespoons dough enhancer or 1 1/2 tablespoons lecithin powder
  • 1 12
    tablespoons gluten
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine water, milk, oil, honey and salt in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for approximately 2 1/2 minutes. (Temp should be between 130 - 135°F) If you do not have a thermometer, it is easy to get it too hot. and it will kill your yeast. Microwaves can also vary greatly in how fast they heat. Adjust as necessary.
  • In mixing bowl, combine 3 cups of flour, dough enhacer or lecithin, gluten and yeast; mix together.
  • Add liquid ingredients and mix until well blended.
  • Continue to mix adding the flour 1/2 cup at a time.
  • When the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl enough flour has been added.
  • Allow to knead 8-10 minutes, or until the dough forms a smooth ball .
  • Form into 2 loaves.
  • Place in greased loaf pans.
  • Let rise until at least doubled in size (about an hour). Yes, that's right - I only let the dough rise once.
  • Bake loaves at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.
  • *Note: One package of yeast is about 2-1/2 teaspoons of yeast.
  • *Note#2: Once, when I was rushed, I skipped the first rising time and just put the dough into my 2 loaf pans, let them rise and then baked. I couldn't tell any difference in the bread, so now I often do it this way.
  • *Note #3: I also often substitute another cup of water for the cup of milk.
  • *Note #4: I use a combination of the following: 1 cup soft white, 2 cups hard white, and 2 cups hard white BEFORE grinding.
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