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Homemade Bread, Great for Turkey Sandwiches

Homemade bread

     What to do with that left over turkey.  Place it between two slices of your own homemade bread with your favorite toppings for a delicious sandwich.

     This recipe can be adapted to your preferences.  Make it a hearty 100% whole wheat bread or a lighter loaf by using whole wheat and unbleached flour.  As you probably know during the milling process the bran and the germ are removed from the wheat to produce the typical white flour.  Much fiber and nutrition are lost with this process.  I use stoneground organic whole wheat bread flour and stoneground organic unbleached bread flour.  Bread flour contains a higher amount of protein which is necessary to form gluten which gives bread its characteristic texture.  Cake flour on the other hand has less protein and produces a soft crumbly texture.  Remember, if you want to make a quality loaf of homemade bread, start with high quality ingredients. 

                                 Visit  Baking Great Bread in Your Kitchen for mixing and baking instructions.

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Biga ingredients: 3/4 cup water, 1 cup organic unbleached bread flour, 1 cup organic whole wheat bread flour and 1/4 teaspoon yeast.      

Main dough ingredients:  2 cups water, 1 tablespoon yeast, 1/8 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup honey, 5 cups organic whole wheat bread flour ( or  substitute organic unbleached bread flour for a portion of the whole wheat flour), and  1 3/4 teaspoon sea salt.

Do you have questions about homemade bread?  Post them in the comments section.

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