2/28/06—I have been baking all of our family’s bread for about 9 years now. I started out using a bread machine, then got a manual bread kneading bucket (which works great, and I can make 6 loaves at a time!), and 5 1/2 years ago was blessed with a Bosch Universal Kitchen Center…..I LOVE that thing! Our bread is made from about as scratch as you can. I start with whole grain wheat….
I have a Whisper Mill micronizing grain mill that I absolutely LOVE!
Next I add the water, yeast, etc to my Bosch bowl…..
I use a sponging method for my bread baking so it goes from this (above) to
in 15-20 minutes….then I add my honey, gluten, salt, more flour and any other add-ins that I’m using and knead.
Here is how I form my loaves….
First I divide my dough into 5 portions
Then I pat each section out flat into a “rectangle”
And fold in each side, making sure to pat it down tightly…
and then fold up each of the ends just a little…..
Then I flip it over and fold each long side under a little and roll into a “log”
And then I place it in my lightly oiled bread pans (I use 4 x 8 pans)
Here are the finished loaves before and after rising….
And the finished loaves, post baking…..