7 Grain Bread

Posted on November 19 2012

Great for Morning Toast

This is a delicious bread for those wanting something wholesome to start the day or for sandwiches to go.  Total grains/flour is approx. 17 cups.  I used the Roller and Scraper.

Mix together in a large bowl:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup wheat bran
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp dough enhancer (optional)

To the Stainless Bowl add:

  •  3 cups hot milk
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil

Blend this together at low speed till honey and molasses are melted. Then add:

  • 2 1/2 tbsp instant yeast

Then slowly add the bowl of grains.  Once these are blended, increase speed to about 3 o’clock on the dial for 1 minute,cover and let sponge set for approx. 15 minutes. Once your sponge has formed with speed turned down slightly add as much of the 10 cups of flour as required till dough starts to leave loose of roller.

  • 10 cups all-purpose flour

Knead together for about 10 minutes at 3 o’clock till you can see dough is nice texture. This does take longer with multi grain breads than a white bread. Remove roller and scraper, cover and allow to rise in a warm place till double in bulk.  If left in Stainless bowl will form a nice mushroom top when doubled.  Then gently press down lightly with roller, reinsert roller and scraper and knead for 2 more minute.  Remove from bowl and shape into 4 – 6 loaves depending on pan size.  Place into pans allow to rise double again and bake in 375 degree oven approx 30 minutes or until done.

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WHEN RUSHED FOR TIME…………Though these steps make beautiful bread when in a rush I occasionally skip the sponge phase. Add all but a few cups flour at once.  Slowly knead in what extra flour is needed and set dial t o 3 0′clock and knead for about 10 minutes and put directly into pans.  This saves about an hours time and still makes a really nice bread.  Though these extra times are most beneficial on multigrain breads you can easily get away without them on a straight white bread and have a bread that is “almost” as nice.  As well reduce the kneading time to about 8 minutes with white bread. This means fresh bread in less than 2 hrs.

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