Sunday, May 10, 2009

Weekend Baking

This weekend I will be baking Whole Wheat Buns. These are great for burgers, sandwiches, or just warmed up and served with olive oil and fresh cracked pepper.

Whole Wheat Buns

Ingredients
2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons active dry yeast
4 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
1/4 cup corn oil or canola oil
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
1/4 cup flax seed, ground
1/2 cup unrefined sugar



Directions
In a glass measuring cup, mix together water and yeast. Let set 15 minutes until yeast starts to do it's thing.

In a separate bowl, mix together whole wheat flour and bread flour.

Next, in a large mixing bowl combine oil, salt, oatmeal, flax seed, and sugar. Add in the yeast mixture, followed by the flour mixture.

Turn out on a floured board and knead till smooth.

Using a little vegetable oil, grease the inside of a large bowl and place dough in it. Turn once to coat all sides. Put in a warm place to rise, covered with a warm damp towel, for about 1 hour.

When the dough has doubled in size, divide into 16 pieces. Roll into smooth balls. Flatten a little and place on a baking sheet.

Let rise till doubled, about 45 minutes to an hour.

Bake at 350* F for 18-20 minutes.

Remove from oven. Cool on wire rack. Store in a sealed bag or closed container.

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