There are few recipes I have wanted to share and just havent gotten around to posting, so here they are:
Whole wheat bread:
Hand Method 0r Kitchen aid (makes two loaves, I make this about every other day)
1/3 C honey (I omit this most of the time)
1/3 C oil (coconut if you have it)
2 1/2 C Warm Water
1 1/2 TB SAF Instant Yeast (I buy online)
2 1/2 tsp salt
6-7 C Fresh whole wheat flour
1 1/2 TB Dough Enhancer ( I buy online)
Combine the warm water (2 1/2 C) , yeast, and 2 cups of fresh whle wheat flour in a large mixing bowl and allow to sponge. This usually takes about 15 minutes. Add the honey, oil, dough enhancer, salt and mix, then slowly add remaining 4-5 cups of flour. Add additional if needed just until the dough clears the sides of mixing bowl. You want to allow it to mix for about 7 minutes after it has cleared sides to develop glutten.
Pour it onto lightly oiled surface, cut in half, shape into two loaves, split the top if desired, place into greased bread pans and allow to rise in slightly heated oven (or where ever) for about an hour, until it has basically doubled. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Whole Wheat Biscuits:
This recipe is the same as a basic baking powder biscuit, just using fresh ground whole wheat flour instead of all purpose. I always triple this recipe.
3 C whole wheat flour (you can always use all purpose if thats what you have)
6 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening or lard
1 1/2 cups milk
Put flour, baking powder, salt in to large bowl and cut in shortening. Add enough milk to make a soft, puffy dough. Turn out dough on a floured surface and gently knead about twenty times, adding flour as needed (dont make it to stiff) Flatten dough and cut. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 8-10 minutes, or until they re no longer soft in the center. It may take you a few times to get them absolutely perfect, but they are delicious with gravy or just butter.
My kids LOVE this and would eat it all day if I let them. These are children who do not like the texture of regularly cooked oatmeal. Oh and I double this one too ;0
3 cups of rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar 2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 stick-a-butter (melted)
1 1/2 cups milk
(and whatever else you may want to throw in, raisins, nuts, etc)
Preheat oven to 350, pour ingredients in bowl into a greased 9x13 baking pan (I use a large glass caserole dish) and cook for 30 minutes. Serve warm (also good cold) with syrup or butter or whip cream. This is delicious!
Enjoy...oh and I cheat with gravy and buy the already mixed peppered gravy in bulk. One day I will master that recipe, but it hasnt happened yet ;-)