I was looking for regular, unbleached flour at Costco and came across this gem. Costco now sells Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat Flour in 25 pound bags for $13.49 ($.54/lb). This is such a fantastic price!
We regularly make our own bread. The flavor is delightful and can’t be beat with store bought bread. To streamline the process I use a bread machine to make the dough. I have tried baking it in the machine but I don’t care for the texture of the crust. Our family of 5 goes through 1, maybe 2, loaves a week. Just depends on who is here when the bread comes out of the oven.
Whole Wheat Bread
Adapted from this recipe
1 cup warm water
1 T. milk (i have also used almond milk)
2 T. coconut oil (i don’t melt mine, just throw it in cold)
2 T. molassas
2 T. honey (we buy raw honey by the gallon at the Farmer’s market every summer)
1 tsp salt
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup regular, unbleached flour
2 tsp yeast
Add all ingredients to your bread machine in the order listed above. Set to the dough setting. Remove, when finished, to a loaf pan. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes (or doubled, but mine doesn’t always fully double and it’s fine). Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 27-30 minutes. Remove from loaf pan onto a cooling rack and let cool. Enjoy!
Does anyone else make their own bread? Have a recipe you would like to share?