Here is a yummy bread recipe. I got it from Prudence Pennywise. I love bread and are always willing to give new bread recipes a try. I loved the taste of this bread, but it was a good amout of work for me. I was doing fine until it got to the point where you are suppose to knead the bread in your mixer for 6 minutes. The dough wasn’t a really soft dough at this point. I was afraid my Kitchen Aid was going to break while kneading the dough. I split the dough in half and tried the mixer again. Still did not work. So I ended up kneading the dough by hand. I also did half a loaf at a time.
So I had to knead the dough for a total of 12 minutes by hand. The problem was that the dough is a tougher dough. I didn’t quite make it the whole 12 minutes, but I am not the strongest person either. My arms are pretty wimpy. I also check the loaves at 40 minutes and they looked like they were over done. I took them out and sliced one to make sure it was completely cook and it was. So I’m not sure what is up the the amount of time on the recipe, but mine were probably done at 30 minutes.
Now, I would think you could use your mixer if you had a really good heavy duty one like a Bosch. Loved the bread, just not sure I want to knead it by hand again. It is also a bread recipe that does take sometime. However, I did speed things up a little my placing it in a warm oven to help with the rising process. So this bread is yummy, but comes with the warning that you may have to give your arms a good workout and you watch the cooking time.
Farm Country Multi Grain Loaves
- Heat milk in microwave until just boiling. Pour into free standing mixer bowl (or into large bowl to mix and knead by hand). Add oatmeal, sugar, butter, and salt. Mix well and cool to luke warm, about 15 minutes.
- Add yeast, eggs, wheat germ and whole wheat flour. With mixer on low, add in remaining all purpose flour. Knead on medium for 6 minutes. If dough is still sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time until dough pulls away from edges of bowl.
- Shape dough into large ball and using your hands, rub the outside of the dough with butter. Put the dough back into the bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled, about 1 and 1/2 hours.
- Shape dough into two loaves and place in two nine inch loaf pans. Let rise again, covered with plastic wrap, until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake about 1 hour.(Check at 30 minutes, because my loaves were over done at 40 minutes)