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Here are the Recipes from our bread class! I will have some pictures soon! Thank you to all who came!

To soak or not to soak, that is the question!

Bread Classes

Pumpkin Bread

 

3 ½ Cups of flour

1 Cup of canned pumpkin

2 Tablespoons of honey

2 Tablespoons of olive oil

1 Teaspoon of salt

1 ½ teaspoons of yeast

 

Add ingredients to bread maker, select basic bread cycle.

 

Variations: ¾ cup of banana can be substituted for the canned pumpkin.

Both pumpkin and banana bread make excellent French toast!

 

 French Toast

 

4 eggs beaten

1 cup milk or milk substitute

½ teaspoon of cinnamon (if desired)

1 teaspoon vanilla (if desired)

10-12 slices of bread

 

Combine eggs, milk, spices, salt and vanilla if using, in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add a small amount of oil to a skillet over medium heat. Dip in bread slices to cover egg mixture on both sides and place into the skillet cooking for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Repeat with remaining slices.  Serve with warm maple syrup.

 

 Freshly Ground Grain Bread

 

3 Cups of Freshly Ground Grains

2 Tablespoons of honey

2 Tablespoons of olive oil

1 ½ Teaspoon of yeast

1 Cup of water

 

Combine ingredients in bread maker and select Whole Wheat Cycle if available.

 

Or Combine in mixer kneading for at least 10-15 minutes. Cover mixing bowl and set in a warm place. Allow to rise for 45 minutes. Knock down dough, and shape as desired. Coat your pan in olive oil and place dough. Allow to rise again 45 minutes. Bake on 350 degrees for 30 minutes, for loaf. Less if making rolls depending on size.

 

 Crispy Bread

 

6 Cups of Unbleached White Flour

2 Cups of warm water

2 Teaspoons of salt

1 Tablespoon of yeast

 

Mix ingredients on dough setting of bread maker. Remove from maker and shape into desired shape. Place on a sideless cookie sheet, if you don’t have one turn a pan upside down. Dust pan with cornmeal. Allow to rise in a warm place. When desired size is reached prep oven by placing a cooking stone on the middle rack in a 450 degree oven for 20 minutes to allow stone to get hot. Dust the stone with cornmeal, CAREFULLY scoot the loaves off of the pan and onto the stone. Place a shallow pan with 2 cups of water on the bottom shelf to create steam. Bake for 25 min. depending on size of loaves. Watch the color, you want these to be crispy dark brown.

 

 

 Soaked Grain Bread

 

3 Cups Freshly Ground Flour

1 ¼ Cup of warm water

1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

 

Add 1 Tablespoon of Vinegar to 1 cup of water, pour over the freshly ground grains and mix.  Allow to sit overnight.  Add this mixture to the bread maker.

 

2 Tablespoons of olive oil 

2 Tablespoons of honey

1 ½ Teaspoon of yeast

2 Tablespoons of Unbleached white flour

 

Add above ingredients to bread maker and select the Whole Wheat setting.

 

Doughnuts/ Pizza/ Breadsticks/ Rolls

3 Cups of flour

2 Tablespoons of olive oil

2 Tablespoons of honey

1 Teaspoon of salt

1 ½ Teaspoon of yeast

1 Cup of water

 

Place ingredients in bread maker on dough cycle.

 

Doughnuts: Heat a pot with sunflower oil over medium heat. Using an scooper, scoop out dough and place in oil, fry until golden brown. Remove from heat and place in desired coating.

For Coating place either agave or maple syrup in a bowl, place the doughnuts in and coat in sauce.

For Cinnamon Sugar coating add equal parts of cinnamon and sugar to a paper bag, remove doughnuts from oil with slotted spoon allowing the excess oils to drain. Place directly into the cinnamon sugar close bag and toss around. 

Pizza: Remove the dough and shape to desired thickness and shape. Brush edges with olive oil, dust with garlic salt. Add desired toppings, and bake on 400 degrees 15-20 minutes until crust is golden brown.

Breadsticks: Remove dough from bread maker and roll into breadstick shape.  Place on a well green cookie sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt. Allow to rise for 30 min. in a warm place. Bake on 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

Rolls: Remove dough from bread maker and place on a well greased cookie sheet in desired shape, allow to rise in a warm place. Bake on 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes depending on size.

Bread Maker Banana Bread

 

2 Cups of flour

1 Teaspoon baking powder

½ Teaspoon baking soda

¾ Cup agave or maple syrup

2 Tablespoons of oil

2 Eggs

3 Ripe bananas

¼ Teaspoon salt

I Teaspoon of vanilla

 

Add all ingredients to bread maker and select Quick Bread Cycle.

 Bread Pudding

 

1 Loaf of fresh made bread

2 Cups of milk

2 Eggs

½ Cup of raisins

½ Cup of maple syrup

2 Tablespoons of oil

1 Teaspoon of vanilla

½ Cinnamon

 

Slice the loaf of bread into small squares and place in a large bowl. In another bowl add all other ingredients, whisk until mixed, then pour over the bread cubes. Stir and allow all the moist ingredients to be absorbed. Pour into a large bread pan, or 2 small bread pans. And Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes for a large bread pan or 30 for the small. You can also add the mixture to muffin tins, bake those 15-25 minutes depending on the size.

 

Combine equal parts maple syrup and butter to pour over top when removed from the oven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bread Recipes

By: Amanda Durden

Free Bird Farm

www.freebirdfarmga.org

email me at Amanda@freebirdfarmga.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips

 

Always check your dough texture. If need add more water or flour a teaspoon at a time.

 

Bread checks the weather. If it is humid or cold, or rainy, or windy, sometimes it just chooses not to cooperate. I have made bread perfect one day and the next the same recipe needs more water??? It is just the way it goes. Always check your dough!

 

Any of the following recipes can be made by hand instead of in a bread machine, wither by hand in a bowl or in an electric mixer.  Kneed for 15 minutes then cover and set in a warm place to rise. Allow to rise for at least 45 minutes and then knock down, shape as desired and place in a well oiled pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap the top.

 

When placing the ingredients, I always separate the salt and the yeast. I place the honey and yeast on one said and the olive oil and salt on the other.

 

If you measure out the olive oil in the Tablespoon first, the honey will slide right off when you measure it out.

 

On these pages for each recipe you make remember to write down any changes you may have to make. Differences in environment will mean difference in baking, from the flour, to the oven.  Each change in ingredient will mean a change in the recipe.