Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kitchen Tip Tuesday - Make Bread kits

I have been a bit lazy about making our bread since my "morning" sickness lasted about 2 to 3 months.  And now I am feeling so much better but I am trying to be more committed to this whole homeschooling thing and turns out - that takes up a LOT of time.  So I still want to make the bread we like.  I just wanted to make it easier.  Introducing the bread kits!

I take some time to grind a whole bunch of wheat and then I fill quart size Ziplock bags with the dry ingredient from the best whole wheat bread recipe that I have found.

Here is what each bag holds:

1 1/2 tsp Real Salt
3 1/2 C fresh whole wheat flour
2 tsp Dough Enhancer
3 TB Vital Wheat Gluten
1 1/2 tsp Saf Instant Yeast

I make sure to put the yeast in first because the instructions in my bread machine manual says to put the yeast in last so if I put in the bottom of the bag it comes out last.

When I am ready to make a loaf of bread here is all I have to do:

Fill up a measuring cup with 1 1/2 cups of lukewarm water, 2 Tbsp. of oil and 2 Tbsp. of honey.  I dump that in first then I dump in my bag and turn on my bread maker.  You can go here to see what I do after the dough is done because I always bake my bread in the oven and not in the bread maker.

It looks like this when it is done in the bread maker:

And then it looks like this when it is done baking:

I store these bags in the freezer because the freshly ground flour lasts better if it is frozen.  It really makes making homemade bread so much easier!

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  1. Hi Gretchen! I came over from Ma's "first post" link. Read your first then hopped over to your current. Glad I did because my 16 yo daughter just told me that the Bob's Mill prepackaged multigrain mixes we found on sale had just run out with her fixing the last one into the bread machine.

    I can use your idea now and save even more and looks sooooo convenient too! Thanks for the share.

  2. What a great tip! So you haven't had any issues with the yeast not quite being 100% on top of all the other ingredients? If NOT then I'm so going to make up some bags for the french bread I make (not as often as I'd like as I hate dragging all the stuff out!) Thanks for sharing over on Tammys Recipes!

  3. Hi Gretchen, I also found you by way of Ma. Great idea on the bread mix baggies.

  4. @Frugal in Florida
    I haven't had any issues with the yeast. But I keep my yeast in the freezer normally anyway.


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