My friend Shelby is the source for this fantastic half-white-half-wheat bread recipe. Made tonight because even though we have miraculously found an extra $45 in the last 5 hours, I had already gotten it into my head to be all frugal and homemakerish and make homemade bread and so I did it!
I have never had good luck making bread before. Shelby is my new BFF.
Shelby's Biracial Bread
3 c warm water
2 tbsp dry yeast
2 tbsp sugar
4 c white flour
4 c wheat flour (I grind this with the wheat grinder attachment on my beloved KitchenAid)
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c oil
1 tbsp salt
Sprinkle 2 tbsp sugar, then 2 tbsp yeast over warm water. Do not stir. Allow to bubble.
Add wheat flour and stir. Then add other ingredients, and add white flour until the dough is of about the right consistency. Knead with the mixer for about 1 minute.
Cover with greased plastic wrap and allow to rise 1 hour. Punch down and form into loaves. Allow to rise in pans 30 minutes.
Bake 20 minutes at 350, then 10 more minutes at 325. It should be lightly browned and smell fantastic.
Good luck not eating the heel when it is hot out of the oven. I had it with some of that killer good microwave jam from Simply Recipes (the plum kind I made a few weeks ago). It is soft and toothsome, not crumbly. Yum.