I resolved to grind the wheat using the convenience of electricity. I relied on the advice of friend's before purchasing this:
I set a goal for myself to use this handy device. I did not give myself a deadline. It sat on my counter for ONE month...............in its' shipping box!
Then I opened the box and read the instructions. It sat ANOTHER month.
Then I tried to watch the DVD and it did not work.
ONE more month!
Finally, I plugged it in.......it was LOUD......but it worked like magic. After one hour of grinding, I had 18 cups of wheat! (I felt like the Little Red Hen)
and I was ready to make BREAD!
Also in my circle of friends, are bread-making experts and I sought out a recipe from one which particularly gets my taste's buds blooming!
I copied and pasted the recipe in my google docs recipe file:
And it sat for ANOTHER month!
You would be WRONG if you thought this grouping of ingredients sat on my counter for 1 month! I can only take so much and it stops at clutter in my kitchen!
..and after asking my expert friend, this yeast finally turned out. (this is my THIRD attempt--the first two were disastrous because I killed the yeast with HOT water)!
Take a look at this "doubled" dough! The experts DO NOT LIE!
...and finally, the finished product!
Relying on the advice of other's who have experience and tools for success often leads us to quicker success in our own goals, even though it takes us "months" of seeking, gathering, and contemplating the goal!
Now, it is time to EAT!
"if a man does not work, let him not eat."
...sure hope someone in my family reads this.....
Honey Flaxseed Wheat Bread
4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 ¼ cup warm water
½ cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons salt
½ cup ground flaxseed
3 cups red wheat flour
1 cup white wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
In mixing bowl dissolve yeast in water. Add oil, honey, salt, flaxseed, and wheat flour; beat until smooth. Add enough bread flour to form a soft dough that's still slightly sticky. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl, turning once to oil top. Cover and let rise until doubled about 1 to 1 ½ hours. Punch dough down; divide into loaves or rolls. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30 to 40 minutes. Bake at 350 for 30 -35 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool.