February 13, 2008

Snow day, shmoe day


flax bread, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios. final pics of bread
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Instead of my whining about the horrible weather .... Let's make bread!
Wisk:
3 eggs
1.5 cups of milk
1/4 cup safflower oil
1/3 cup honey
Add:
4 cups of King Arthur Bread Flour
1/2 cup King Arthur whole wheat Flour
1/4 cup Flax seed
1 Tablespoon seasalt
Knead it like mad. You will know when it is done when it feels as soft as a baby's behind. If it is dry where you are you might need less flour, if it is raining like hell or here, you might need a bit more.
Knead it for at least 15 minutes off and on to your favorite B-52's album.
Let it rise in a greased bowl - (the one you mixed it up in works)
Punch it down and gently knead it a bit. Make it into free form loaves, little breads - (broetchen) or nice baugettes. Heck you could braid them too!
Bake in a 350 oven until they are golden brown- tap on the bottom of a loaf to test the "thump". If it "thumps" it's done.
Enjoy!

3 comments:

One Crabapple said...

mmmmm! okay ! Will try that this weekend !

Hey that goes GREAT with my lemon curd.

Be right over.....

swampgirl said...

this looks amazing. i can smell it from here.

teeni said...

Is there anything better than homemade bread? Nope? I didn't think so.