|Whole Wheat, Flax and Hemp Honey Bread|
I've been meaning to bake a "Local Edmonton" loaf of bread for a while. Finally did it! All the ingredients were sourced from Alberta Avenue Farmer's Market vendors; all of whom live within the 100 mile diet parameters to downtown Edmonton.
In the recipe, the ingredients marked with an * are the only ones I couldn't easily locally source.
John Schneider @ Gold Forest Grains grew the organic golden flax seeds and milled the organic whole grain flour
Arie Neufeld @Ma-Be Farms fed the chickens which brought me some beautiful eggs.
"Hemp Guy" (I'll remember his name sometime tonight) sold me the locally grown and hulled hemp seeds.
Joseph and Christine Kent @ Coal Lake Honey Farm harvested then sold me some tasty, well priced honey.
(makes 1 loaf)
1. Heat oven to 375 F.
2. Mix EVERYTHING together (I'm not fussy about order of ingredients and neither seems to be my yeast):
- 3 C whole wheat flour
- 1/2 T instant yeast*
- 1/2 t salt *
- 1/4 C hulled hemp seeds (or substitute other seeds, but these are so high in omega 3s!)
- 1/4 C golden flax seeds
- 3 T vital wheat gluten (sold where most 'Red Mill' products are sold)*
- 2 T honey
- 1 egg
3. When too stiff to mix, knead for another 2 minutes. Add water or extra flour if needed to make an elastic, smooth dough.
4. Leave it to "rest" for 5 minutes.
5. Shape into loaf or buns. Let rise up to 2 hours.
6. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden on top and hollow sounding (when you flick it)
7. Slice, slather with butter and enjoy.
For more Bread Making 101 tips check out this PDF I developed for my workshops.
|If I had let it 'cold rise' in the fridge for a few days, I think I'd have had a little more rise. But I was happy with this considering its 100% whole wheat (this is mostly thanks to the vital wheat gluten!)|