Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I Did It!!


I tweaked a yeast bread recipe and came up with one that results in a soft, fluffy bread that is great for sandwiches... and is still whole grain! Here it is:

Kid-Friendly Sandwich Bread

1) In a small saucepan, gently heat to slightly above body temperature:

  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups water
2) Add, then let sit until bubbly (about 5 minutes):
  • 2 Tablespoons yeast

3) Add in:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt (I use sea salt)

4) Add in and knead (I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer):

  • 6 1/2 cups fresh spelt flour
  • enough fresh whole wheat flour to make the dough come away from the sides and make a ball. (amount may vary, as flours may take additional moisture from the air)

5) Knead for about 15 minutes (this may take longer if kneading by hand), until the gluten is fully developed and the dough is nice and stretchy.

6) Place in greased/oiled bowl, turning once, and let rise until double in size (time may vary due to temperature fluctuations)

7) Punch down dough, form into 2 loaves and place into 2 greased stainless steel 5 x 8 inch loaf pans. Let rise until about an inch over the top of the pan.

8) Bake at 375 degrees Farenheit until done, about 30 - 40 minutes - it will sound hollow on the bottom when you thump it.

**** Let cool completely before slicing *****

Blessings to you,


Bethany Hudson said...


My name is Bethany. I blog at I found your site through Anna T.'s. I'm a Catholic, as well, so I wanted to check out your blog when I say in your profile that you were.

I had a question about this post:

How do you knead withOUT doing it by hand? I would love to know if there is a trick to that!

And, thank you for posting this recipe, I look forward to trying it.

Judy said...

Hi Bethany!

I'm so glad you found me! It's nice to get new readers! As for the kneading, I have a Pro 600 series Kitchen Aid stand mixer that I use. It works wonderfully well, and saves my poor wrists.