We 3 gmas went Multi-grain
This week we tossed out the word "Multi-grain" and then got together to see where that would take us. This time it is the youngest of us that was mega-multi-tasking in her kitchen. Not only was Helen joining us in her bread effort, but she was making some really amazing cookies for a bake sale for her youngest daughter.
I am thinking all of those goodies probably sold really fast and were greatly appreciated by the buyers!
While doing that she used a great recipe from KA flour for Clay's Multigrain bread... with sunflower seeds and wheat berries ... Her direct quote: "This bread is really tastey! It was fun experimenting with all the seeds and grains :-)" She can comment to this post and tell you exactly what she added... her are her pictures.
Nice little dough ball.
She said this is the lightest and best whole wheat bread she has ever made. Sure looks good to me.
Next is Barb's beautiful brown bread. Here is her quote: "I am surprised that this grew with so much stuff in it. SDWW with quarter cup each of toasted pecans, raisins, craisins, 7 grain mixture, and dried plums. I started with Clay's recipe." Now that is a full meal slice of bread! As these pictures will show you.
Just look at all the great stuff in there, almost looks like a fruit cake bread... Cooked up beautifully... She had to cut and take pictures quickly, as the assistants were standing in line with their paws out, waiting for the first slices.
My dough looks innocent enough. I am the only one that went white with this idea and that is mostly because I spent the day away from home and had to play "catch up" So, I used a great recipe Helen gave me a long time ago, called streamlined white bread...and added my sprouted red wheat berries. I had planned to use a raisin water recipe, but didn't end up with time to wait for the growth of natural yeasties. The dough was nice and soft and really quite lovely... then... I tried to ease it from the pan and let it finish cooking without the pan... but it was "fatally" stuck on one side... so it tore apart and fell onto the oven door... have I mentioned my brand new shoulders lack gracefulness?... ah, heck, I think I never had that??!! So, I finished baking this abstract art, that tastes really good... and below is my "chunka crumb!" LOL... makes some odd looking toast but my husband loves it... I think I will use the same recipe for some dinner rolls and gain back my reputation for doing some things well.
We had fun... we spent the day chatting with each other and we all had good things to eat... So, again, our individual bakes from 2 cities in Texas and one is Washington state... all came together for good. My sisters are amazing bakers and I am having fun too.
Happy Baking, It is Barb's turn to strike up next week's idea! I wonder what we will be baking? We will entertain ideas if anyone wants to suggest something.
Til next week, Barb, Diane and Helen (in birth order) LOL