MOTHER EARTH NEWS Whole Grain Bread Recipe

This MOTHER EARTH NEWS Whole Grain Bread Recipe is a favorite of Ecovillage visitors and a great way to include whole grains in your diet.


| March/April 1984


Celebrate the goodness of whole grains by baking this Whole Grain Bread Recipe, courtesy of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS Whole Grain Bread Recipe

The following recipe is used in our Ecovillage "Breadmaking Show-How " . . . and served up piping hot to the participants afterward (to resounding acclaim). We'd like to share it with you.

Sponge Ingredients

6 cups of lukewarm (85-105 degrees Fahrenheit) water
1/2 cup of honey (or 1/4 cup of honey and 1/4 cup of molasses)
2 tablespoons of yeast (two envelopes)
1/2 cup of powdered milk
4 cups of rolled oats
4 cups of whole wheat flour (if you must have a tighter bread, you can replace all or part of the whole wheat flour in the sponge with unbleached white flour. . . you'll still have the whole wheat flour in the dough)
2 or 3 grated carrots (optional)
2 eggs (optional)
1/2 cup of millet (optional)

Dough Ingredients

1/2 cup of cooking oil, preferably cold-pressed (you may substitute butter, margarine, or applesauce for the oil)
2 tablespoons of salt, preferably sea salt (you may substitute kelp)
6-8 cups of whole wheat flour (preferably from hard, red, stone-ground wheat for baking)
2-3 cups of whole wheat flour (for kneading)

Heidi Hunt_2
6/20/2008 10:54:40 AM

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