My apologies for taking so long to get this information posted. But here
is the recipe for the "perfect" whole wheat bread I was bragging about
a couple weeks ago.
This is really a very basic recipe - and since I have made ww bread for so
many years using many different dough enhancers, etc., I can only conclude
that what makes this recipe so consistently great, is the particular
wheat and perhaps the brand of yeast.
I grind my own wheat which is Hard White Spring Wheat from Montana and I
use Fermipan Yeast. When I got this recipe from an acquaintance last year
I asked her what her brands she used of everything in the recipe and this
is exactly what I am sharing with you. It is a lighter colored wheat
bread and has a wonderful flavor that does not leave a bitter sort of
aftertaste that I have experienced with my previous brands of wheat.
I grind up 15-16 cups of flour first. Then I pour into my Kitchen Aid
5 cups hot (95-105 degrees) water
1/2 cup honey (any brand will work)
2 Tblsp Fermipan Yeast
(If using another brand, you might try 2 1/2 - 3 Tblsp)
Let this sit for a few minutes to "proof" - it will begin to "grow"
and will look bubbly and foamy.
Add.....5 cups of the whole wheat flour and mix for 1 minute.
Add.....1/3 cup oil (any good vegetable oil)
1 Tblsp salt
Mix together another 1 minute
Add.....7-9 cups of flour, until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
Knead and rise as usualy for any basic bread dough.
This will make 3 very large loaves or 4-5 smaller pan size loaves or
it is fun to make 12 of the very small loaves (maybe 2 1/2 x 3" pans)
Now the sources: I buy the Fermipan yeast from the K-Tech stores when
I am visiting my kids in Utah. There is a K-Tech store in Linden and
one in Orem, and I am sure there are others around Salt Lake City.
Here is the address off of the Fermipan package that I just opened:
Food Ingredients, Inc.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
The Hard White Spring Wheat I also have purchased at the K-Tech Store,
but they gave me the phone number of the farm in Montana that they
purchase from so that I could call and get the name of distributors
in my area (Portland, Oregon). So here is that phone number:
(These people were very helpful)
Hope your results from this information is as successful as mine. I
will be glad to help anyone further if needed.
Sequent Computer Systems Inc.