Sunday, January 11, 2009

Buckwheat and flaxseed bread

2 1/2 tsp yeast
1 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 cups water
3 cups flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup wheat bran
2 Tbsp flaxseed
1 1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp balsamic vinegar
Oil for bowl

Pour water into a large microwave-safe bowl and heat to 120° (test it with your pinkie - it should be hot, but not so hot that you can't keep your finger in it). Stir in the sugar, then add yeast. Let sit a few minutes until foamy.

Add 2 1/2 cups of the flour, buckwheat flour, wheat bran, flaxseed, salt and vinegar to the yeast mixture and mix well with a sturdy spatula or wooden spoon. Add the last 1 cup of flour and stir in as much as possible. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes. The dough will be smooth and elastic, not sticking to your hands, but maybe to the counter still a bit.

Oil the bowl and place the dough in it, rolling it in the oil. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and let rise until doubles in size, about an hour.

Punch down the dough and shape into a ball or loaf, depending on your pan. Place in pan then quickly cut two or three slashes on the the top with a sharp knife. Cover again lightly with plastic wrap. Let rise one hour.

Heat oven to 375°. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the internal temperature is 200°.


Fuji Mama said...

Mmmmm, love the sound of this! What's the texture like? Is it chewy? Where did the recipe come from?

CindyB2463 said...

This bread looks wonderful!

Do you can your own blackberry jelly? I make my own since I have a ton of blackberry bushes. I entered some at the State Fair of Virginia in 2007 and got 3rd place. I didn't enter my best batches because I hadn't used the right jars. I didn't enter in 2008, but will this year. I am hoping for first place this time.

Teri in CO said...

I've got this rising right now... question... do you grind your flaxseeds before using them? I had heard that you are supposed to to get the full health benefits... but I didn't... just curious.

Thanks for sharing all these recipes!!