Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sweet Bread

My Sweet Bread
The smell of sweet bread or any bread for that matter is pleasing to most people!  Bread is an ancient art and can be made so many ways that a person in one lifetime could never get bored with it.  Bread seems to be in some ways a part of all cultures at some point in time, just different names and different way of making it.

INGREDIENTS:


1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup water
2 large egg
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 Tbs of honey 
3 Tbs of Nutiva coconut sugar
1 tsp salt
2 cups Namaste gluten free organic perfect flour blend
2 cups of Whole wheat bread
3 Tbs of Nutiva superseed blend (contains ground flax, chia and hempseed with coconut)
1 Tbs of dried sweet basil  
2 Tbs of bread machine maker yeast  (I ended up kneading it myself and baking it in the oven instead of using my bread maker).  I also added an extra egg - two instead of one.
Add all the dry ingredients and stir it together a few times.  Warm the liquid except for the egg in the microwave to just room temp warm so the yeast will work better.  I added the egg and then the liquid. 

I kneaded the bread until it was mixed and set aside for about an hour to rise.
I baked at 3:50 degrees for about 30 - 40 minutes or till done.

I liked this bread ok toasted and lathered with lingonberry jam.  I really didn't like it as a sandwich bread.  It appeared too bland for me. 
I plan on experimenting with other bread recipes to add a healthy flair.