Jenny's Whole Wheat Bread
|6 cupswater; quite warm|
|3 tablespoonYeast; Saf Instant (divided)|
|14 cupwhole wheat flour; (up to 16)|
|2/3 cupapplesauce; oil or combination|
|2/3 cuphoney; or 1 cup sugar|
|1/2 cupVital Wheat Gluten|
|3 tablespoonDough Enhancer|
|1/2 cupflax seed; ground (actually only need 1/2 cup of flour)|
Jenny's Whole Wheat Bread Preparation
1. Make a sponge: In a large bowl (Bosch/K-tec), place warm water, ½ the yeast, and about 6or 7 cups of the flour. After mixing, it should look about like pancake batter. Cover this mixture and let it “sponge” for 30 minutes. The sponge will be bubbly and smell yeasty.
2. Add other ingredients: Stir to punch down. Then add the other half of the yeast (this gives it a yeast “boost”), the oil/applesauce mixture, lecithin, honey, slat, vital wheat gluten and dough enhancer. You would also add the ground flax seed at this point. Mix to blend. Add about 2-3 cups of flour and mix to blend. Keep mixing (I do a #1 or a #2 on the Bosch) and add flour about a ½ cup at a time until the dough starts to clean the sides of the bowl. Stop adding flour. This is a soft and slightly sticky dough. Knead (Bosch #2) for 10 minutes—auto knead for K-tec.
3. Allow a mini rise: Let dough rise covered fro about 15 minutes. You do not want to let it double in size at this point because that will break the gluten strands you have worked hard to develop. It’s just a mini rise.
4. Shape loaves: Spray counter with vegetable spray. Punch dough down and divide into six pieces. Shape loaves and place in pans sprayed with vegetable spray. (pans measuring 8 ½” x 4 ½” work best.) Cover, let rise until almost doubled.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes (180-190 degrees with internal temperature)
When done, immediately take out of pans and cool on racks. Cover with a towel to soften crust or brush with butter.
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