Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Bread of Life

Bread making has become a big part of my daily routine and with my bread machine, what should be a task, is an effortless pleasure. The most difficult part of bread making is now deciding what kind of bread to make.

My favourite is whole-wheat seed bread, with lots of seeds and a little fruit. The great thing about making your own bread is you decide exactly what you want.

I am "doing lunch" today with my best friend and her two boys, and so I decided that I would bake a loaf to take along. I enjoy being able to present people with a loaf of home made bread. It's giving a staple of life, full of love.

Whole-wheat Seed Loaf

230g Cake (all-purpose) Flour
8g Instant Dry Yeast (just less than one 10g packet)
15 ml Sugar
30ml Sunflower or Peanut Oil
380ml Milk
Juice of 1 Lemon
330g Whole-wheat Flour (I use stone ground flour)
10ml Salt
200ml Seeds ( I use linseed, sunflower and pumpkin)
120ml Dried Raisins

Heat the milk in the microwave for 2 minutes on high and then add the lemon juice.
The milk will curdle.
If you are lucky enough to have a bread machine, add the ingredients as per manufacturers instructions and bake using whole-wheat option with medium crust.
Should you be making this by hand, follow this method.


Nina Timm said...

I like your words of wisdom at the bottom...it is similar to: "Make God the steering wheel in your life, not the spare wheel!"
There Is indeed something magical about giving bread...it says:"Ilove you!" just so much more clearer!

Jeanne said...

Mmm, I also like my bread full of seeds and nuts and fruits. You can come and visit me anytime with one of those loaves! ;-)

Jeremiah 17: 7-8

"Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water."

It is not your business to succeed, but to do what is right : when you have done so, the rest lies with God.
C.S. Lewis

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