Thursday, July 22, 2010

Squaw bread recipe

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups rye flour
  • 1/2 cup dry milk powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal

  1. Combine water, oil, honey, raisins and 4 tablespoons brown sugar in blender. Liquefy.
  2. Soften yeast in warm water with remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
  3. In large bowl sift together 1 cup all purpose flour, 2 cups wheat flour, 1 cup rye flour, powdered milk, and salt. Add honey and yeast mixtures. Beat at medium speed until smooth (2 minutes). Gradually stir in enough of the remaining flours to make soft dough that pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Turn out onto floured surface and knead until smooth and satiny (10-12 minutes). Place dough in lightly greased bowl and turn to grease surface. Cover and let rise until double (about 1-1/2 hours).
  4. Punch down and let rest 10 minutes. Divide into 2 round loaves and place on parchment squares sprinkled w/cornmeal. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled (1 hour).
  5. Bake on a stone in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 30-35 minutes. Cool on wire rack 1 hour before cutting 


hudebnik said...

Dear Karen,
I bought a sleeve from you a couple of years back and have only just caught up with your and your daughter's illnesses. Wishing you both a full and speedy recovery.

Karen said...

Mike, Nice to hear from you . Thanks for your well wishes. My daughter and I are both doing well and remain cancer free. She is finishing college and I'm spending time cooking and gardening. I still sew here and there , just enough to justify my fabric fetish:)