Soaked Whole Wheat Bread
I love this recipe – it’s so simple, especially since it works best in a breadmaker! :)
I know, I know, if the power ever goes out, I’m stuck, but until then, we’ve had some fantastic loaves come out of this recipe, so I’m going to share it.
the night before:
Combine 3 cups whole wheat flour with 1 cup warm water + 2 tablespoons whey or apple cider vinegar.
Knead til smooth. Place in bowl, cover tightly.
(I set my bread machine on the dough cycle and let it run til the rising session, then unplug and leave overnight)
the next morning/day:
add 2 tablespoons melted butter (or olive oil, or melted coconut oil)
1-2 tablespoons sweetener (I’ve used honey and rapadura with equal success)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons yeast
Mix thoroughly, and knead til smooth. Let rise in an oiled bowl til doubled. Punch down, shape into a loaf, place in pan and let rise til doubled.
Bake at 350º for about 30 minutes.
(I use the whole wheat setting on my bread machine, and just pull it out after the first rising and bake in the oven.)
It also makes fantastic rolls!
Hope you enjoy!