Welcome to our 12 Days of a THRIVING Christmas! Each day we will focus on a different THRIVE product group and feature some of our favorites.
Day 1 - Grains
Gluten Free Grains
Rice, Instant Brown
Organic Hard White Wheat
TipOur grains you use just like you would other grains that you purchase at the store. I personally never by wheat flour anymore because I just store wheat and grind it using my wheat grinder. There is nothing better than freshly baked bread using freshly ground flour. It is just the best. Everyone should have a wheat grinder and try it. You will never want to go back!
Good Brown Bread
This is my absolute favorite bread recipe. I love it warm with butter and honey. Or if I actually let it cool I love it for delicious BLTs or ABCs (apple, bacon, cheddar). I half the recipe so it will fit easily my mixer and I get two loaves.
4 C. warm water
1 C. brown sugar
4 T. white sugar
4 T. butter
1 T. salt
2 T. yeast dissolved in 1/2 C. warm water
4 C. Whole Wheat Flour (or freshly ground wheat)
7 C. White Flour
Mix water, sugars, salt and butter.
Add yeast dissolved in 1/2 C. warm water.
Stir in 4 C. wheat flour and mix well.
Add the white flour gradually until dough is easily handled. (You may need more flour if the dough is too sticky but a little sticky is ok.)
Knead until smooth and spongy.
Cover and let rise until double.
Form into 3 or 4 loaves.
Let rise in pans for about 20-30 minutes (it takes mine longer; I waited until it had doubled again). Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes.