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Monday, March 03, 2008

Twelve Grain Bread

There has been a lot of talk about the cost of bread rising and sadly that is true. Not only has the price of wheat increasing costs of other ingredients, transportation and labour costs are driving the increase. According to one Canadian source, the price of bread will be increasing by 25 to 30 percent. While the price of flour will also increase it will still be possible to save money by making your own breads. However, saving money is just a nice little bonus when making your own breads. The mouth watering aroma of homemade bread baking is one of life's simple pleasures.

Twelve Grain & Basic White Breads

I baked twelve grain and basic white bread today. Multi-grain bread like twelve grain are denser, lower rising loaves but they high in nutrition and fiber as well as being quite filling. Making wholesome and healthy breads is quite easy when you use a pre-mixed multi-grain flour. It eliminates all the measuring of various grains and flours. I use two pre-mixed organic multi-grain flours for breadmaking, 7 grain and 12 grain. The twelve grain flour used in this recipe consists of hard whole wheat flour, whole spelt flour, kamut flour, granola oats, ground brown flax seeds, quinoa seed, amaranth seed, barley flour, whole rye flour, dark buckwheat flour, hulled sunflower seeds and hemp seeds.

Twelve Grain Bread

2 ⅔ c unbleached flour
1 ⅓ c 12 grain flour
2 tsp sea salt
4 tsp organic brown sugar
1 tbsp instant dry yeast
4 tsp canola oil
1½ milk

Mix dry ingredients together on speed 1 of KitchenAid® stand mixer. Mix oil and milk together then slowly pour into dry ingredients while mixing on speed 2 until well mixed. Cover and let rest 15 minutes. Knead on speed 2 until dough is smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise until double in a warm area. Shape into loaf. Place on baking sheet or in loaf pan. Cover and allow to rise until double. Bake at 390ºF (200ºC) for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.


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