Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wheat Puree Bread

This recipe is perfect for those who want to incorporate wheat into their bread, but don't have a grinder to make wheat flour.  Whole wheat berries are pureed in a blender and added to the remaining ingredients to make an easy and delicious wheat bread.
Wheat Puree Bread

2 1/4 c. cooked wheat berries (1 c. uncooked)
1 1/4 c. cooking water
2 tsp. yeast
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. sugar
3 1/2 c. flour (white or whole wheat)

Combine warm cooked wheat with 1 1/4 c. water (used for cooking the wheat) in a blender.
Run until mostly smooth (if too thick, add additional cooking water 1 Tbsp. at a time).
Combine with the yeast, salt, oil, sugar, and half of the flour in a mixing bowl.
Mix for 2 minutes, until dough starts to get slightly elastic.
Add remaining flour and knead or mix for 8-10 minutes.
Dough should be smooth and elastic.
Cover and let rise until double, about 45 minutes.
Shape into two smooth logs and place in 2 greased medium loaf pans (8x4").
Cover and le rise until nearly double, another 45 minutes.
Bake at 375 for 25 minutes, or until sides are browned inside pan.

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