Thursday, August 11, 2011

Molasses White Bread

I made up this recipe because I wanted to try doing more than just plain-jane white bread.  It took a couple tries to figure it out, but I've finally settled on something I like.

Yield: 1 loaf


Ingredients


  • 3.5 cup flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp filled flax seed
  • 4 tsp wheat gluten
  • 5 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp shortening
  • 2 tsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 1/8 cup warm water

Directions


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour with the yeast, salt, flax seed, gluten, and shortening.  Mix well.  Add the shortening, molasses, and water.  Mix well.
  2. Add in the remaining flour, one-half cup at a time, until  it turns into a dough.  Knead for 6-8 minutes.
  3. Place the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap.  Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30-40 minutes.
  4. Punch down the dough and then roll out into a long rectangle, 9 inches wide.  Roll up length-wise from one end and then pinch the seam closed.  Place in a greased & floured bread pan.
  5. Let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  6. Bake at 400ºF for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack completely before serving.






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