Monday, June 21, 2010

ariel's making ... brick bread

ok ... so this is no stunning chef sam bread ... but i wanted to make a super dense, all whole wheat loaf of bread ... and in the process invented "brick bread."

my made-on-the-fly recipe used:

1 T. yeast
1 T. organic sugar
2 c. whole wheat organic flour
1 1/2 c. water
1 T. sea salt
1 t. extra virgin organic olive oil

first i soaked the yeast and sugar in some warm water for about 5 minutes to get it going. then i added the rest of the water and flour and salt and mixed. once it formed into a dough, i kneaded it for about 5 minutes. then i set it to rest in a warm spot for about an hour. once it had doubled, punched it down, kneaded it some more and placed it in a bread pan. then i let it rise again for about an hour.

then i baked it at 400* for about 45 minutes ... and ta-da! brick bread ;)

with some jam and butter ... this is the perfect late night, totally healthy, snack!

happy baking!



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