4.26.2013

Bob The Baker

I am a wanna be baker 
so when feel the urge to bake a loaf of bread...almost from scratch 
I find Bob
Bob supplies almost everything you need in a nifty little bag 
with simple instructions on the rear
Today I'm baking Bob's whole wheat bread and I always add about a tablespoon of honey which is not in the instruction but you can really taste it in the end result
Just dump it all in a bowl...no need to use a mixer or bread machine
It's much more fun to use your best kitchen tool
your hands of course!


It comes together pretty quickly and then you can plop it on a counter top and start the kneading process

Bob puts all kinds of seeds and lovely little grains in his mixes
I usually knead this mix for about 10 minutes 
This dough goes through a double rise
I like to use these Cambro plastic measures
 because you can see when the dough has doubled 

When the dough gets to the top of the 2 L  Cambro
I punch it down gently to remove the air

Cover it again and let is rise a second time
After the second rise 
I tuck it into a lightly greased bread pan
It does deflate a bit so if you have time 
let it puff up again
And finally pop it in the oven
425 for 30 - 40 minutes
did I mention the smell?

pure heaven
If you have never tried a Bobs Red Mill product I highly recommend all of them
He also make mixes which are gluten free
: 0)

I just love Bob

have a scrumptious weekend!


9 comments:

  1. I still love bob.

    he is wonderful

    xxx kelley

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  2. Kelley

    I am so not a baker! I love to cook but HATE to bake! I do love bread though and you have made it sound possible!

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    1. Cindy it is so easy and fun! Nothing better than the smell of bread in the kitchen...except maybe coffee or bacon....or cookies!

      xx kelley

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  3. Kelly....I am gluten free and I miss warm bread right out of the oven....I could it the whole thing with butter at one sitting....I can smell it now..YUM!

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  4. Hi Julie, the gluten free is really great...I've tried it too. Butter Yum I agree

    xoxo kelley

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  5. I love a man who knows his way around the kitchen... Bob has got it goin' ON.

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  6. I love Bob too!
    I'm going to add that little bit of honey next time!
    Stacey
    www.downtoearthdigs.wordpress.com

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  7. I used to make the no-knead bread from the NY Times recipe and it was delicious, but this looks far better. No such thing as left-over bread when it's home made.

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  8. You make it look so easy. Last time the hubs used the bread machine to make bread, it was hard as a rock. Maybe I will show him how easy it is on your blog!

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