I have been baking up more of Miss Candy’s bread recipes.
Candy sent me an e-mail giving instructions about how to turn her Buttermilk Wheat Dinner Rolls into Rye Bread.
1 C milk
1/3 C Butter
1/3 C Granulated Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 C Bread Flour
2 C Rye flour
2 teaspoons bread machine yeast OR 1 packet active dry yeast (If using active dry yeast, dissolve it in the warm milk before combining with the remaining ingredients.)
Add 1 Tablespoon Caraway Seeds, for a little excitement.
Mix, knead and let your dough rise until doubled using your favorite method; bread machine, manual or stand mixer.
I divided the dough in two and formed round loaves. Let rise in a warm place until doubled. Make an X slash across the top of the proofed loaf with a sharp knife. This allows the bread crust to nicely expand while baking. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown; cool on wire racks.
Grease two 9-inch cake pans. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces and shape into balls.
Let rise in a warm place until doubled. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks.
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I also made Whole Wheat Molasses Bread. I had a little trouble with the first batch of dough. I like to use my bread machine to do the mixing and rising steps. I think the bread machine offers a more controlled environment for the dough. The bread machine doesn’t need close babysitting, but I don’t recommend going out to do chores while the bread machine is working. It’s just better to check it once in a while.
Round two was a success! I did have to add another 1/4 C of Orange Juice to my dough. Due to time, and the fact I must have 5 projects going on at once, I made one big round loaf. Next time I will split the dough and make two loaves. I would also like to experiment with replacing the molasses with honey.
Two more wonderful bread recipes from the Lazy J Bar C Farm, Thank You Candy!
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In other news:
I am fighting a headcold with a terrible cough. Terrible cough!
We got our first calf on Friday morning and calf #2 Sunday morning.
Winter storm heading our way. Low pressure means many calves in our near future.