Top Twelve Questions About MAKING BREAD

Wheat Recipes
After our post last week where we shared THE BEST WHEAT BREAD RECIPE EVER we got a slew of questions in blog comments, on facebook, and in our email inbox. We decided to address those questions in a separate post so that everyone can see all the answers. Without further ado, here are the top twelve questions we received: Q. Do I have to use a stand mixer to make this bread? A. NO! During our annual 7 Day Challenge we had a challenge where we had to make bread using NO ELECTRICITY at all. I made this same recipe and ground it by hand, kneading it by hand (yes my kneading needs work), and cooked it in a Sun Oven and cardboard box oven. It wasn't easy but it…
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Ezekiel Bread – Julie’s Long Overdue Promise

Barley Recipes, Bean Recipes, Grains, Legumes, Lentil Recipes, Recipes, Wheat Recipes
So awhile back one of our Facebook Fans asked if someone would try this bread for her because she didn't have a wheat grinder. I promised I would - And I'm not going to admit how long it took me to get around to it... (although you could find the thread on our facebook discussions and I would be busted!) So I really had no idea why so many people fussed about this bread, I was just excited to try something new... I looked it up and found this: Ezekiel bread in it's earliest form can be found in the Holy Bible in the book of Ezekiel chapter 4, verse 9 which says: "Also take wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt, and put them into one vessel and make…
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Whole Wheat Bread – From Start to Finish

Grains, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
Types of wheat Spring or winter: Winter red wheat tends to hava slightly higher protein and is a bit harder than content than spring. Winter red is better for baking bread. There is not a significant difference in hard or soft white wheat. Hard or soft: Hard wheat varieties have higher gluten (protein) and are better for making breads. Soft varieties have lower protein and nutrients and are better for pastries, pastas, and breakfast cereals. Red or white: Red wheats tend have a stronger wheat flavor than white wheats. Most red wheat varieties are hard, and most white wheat varieties are soft, but you can find soft red and hard white if you really prefer one over the other. Storage If unopened, the optimum shelf life of wheat is 12…
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Julie’s Whole Wheat Recipes and Update

Grains, Julie's Progress, Recipes, Wheat, Wheat Recipes
So as you know from our All I Want for Christmas post, I'm still dying for a Wonder Mill Wheat Grinder, however, a few weeks ago I borrowed my neighbors mill and ground up A TON of wheat. I really thought the amount I ground up would last me for months and months. Truth be told I've already used more than half of it. I'm so excited because I REALLY never thought I could get into the whole rotating, everyday cooking thing as much as I have. Here are the ways I have been using my wheat, for real! BREAD: So for the past few weeks I've made my bread - haven't bought bread in over a month. I have tried lots of recipes for bread machine breads (Ok I'm…
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