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Old 10-04-2011, 08:14 PM   #1
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I originally posted this some place else but I'm putting my post here too since I've been using these recipes and liking them!!!
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Since I started buying whole wheat four. I figured might be a good idea to have some recipes to go with it. Ive found boatloads online and Im adding the links but the handful of recipes I actually tried that worked really well for me and the notes that went with them are there if anyone wants them. The whole wheat pasta did need some water. Itd be nice if someone else would add whole wheat flour recipes. I personally could use more.
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Whole Wheat Flour Recipes
Many More Here-
Recipes for Whole Wheat | Allen's Mormon (LDS) Site
Recipes, Healthy Recipes, Bread Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Baking Recipes from Wheat Foods Council
Wheat Montana ~ Wheat Recipes
Delicious Wheat Recipes Using our Products Mount Lassen Farms
Whole Wheat Cookbook

Honey Wheat Bread
Ingredients:
1/2 cup water, 110 to 115 F
4 1/2 teaspoons yeast (2 packages)
2 cups fat-free milk
1/4 cup margarine
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup wheat germ, optional
2 tablespoons wheat gluten, optional
3 cups whole wheat flour, divided
4 to 4 1/2 cups bread flour, divided

Directions: Preheat oven to 375F.

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand 10 minutes.

Warm milk to 110 to 115F; stir in margarine, honey, brown sugar and salt; cool to lukewarm. Add milk mixture to yeast; add wheat germ, wheat gluten, 2 cups whole wheat flour and 3 cups bread flour. With an electric mixer, beat for 3 minutes.

Stir in remaining cup whole wheat flour and additional bread flour as needed to make stiff dough. Place dough on a floured board and knead for 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and elastic. Dough will be slightly sticky to the touch.

Place dough in bowl coated with non-stick spray, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in size, about 75 minutes.

Punch down and let dough rest for 10 minutes. Divide dough into 2 portions. Shape each portion into a loaf. (Using a rolling pin, roll each portion into a 9 x 14-inch rectangle. Starting at short end, roll dough tightly; pinch dough to seal ends.)

Place loaf in a 9 x 5-inch pan coated with non-stick spray. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Bake for 35 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped with fingers. To prevent a dark crust cover loaf the last 15 minutes. Remove from pans and brush with butter. Cool thoroughly before storing.

For rolls, bake about 15 minutes or until golden.

Servings: 2 loaves or 2 dozen rolls
Calories/Serving: 144
Nutrition: With 16 slices per loaf, each 2-ounce serving (1 slice or 1 roll) provides approximately: 144 calories, 5 g protein, 27 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 2 g fat (0 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 44 mcg folate, 2 mg iron, 202 mg sodium.

Light-as-a-Feather Whole Wheat Pancakes

Ingredients:
1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon oil


Directions: Preheat griddle.

In medium bowl, stir or sift dry ingredients together; beat egg, buttermilk, brown sugar and oil together. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened; batter should be slightly lumpy.

Pour cup batter for each cake onto a well-seasoned hot griddle. Flip the pancake when bubbles appear on surface; turn only once.

Alternatives:
_ Omit soda, use 2 teaspoons baking powder and 1⅓ cups 2% milk.
_ Add cup fresh or frozen blueberries.
_ Serve hot, chunky, spiced applesauce or thick fruit sauce over cakes instead of syrup for extra nutrition and fiber.

Servings: Makes 12 4-inch pancakes
Calories/Serving: 78
Nutrition: Each pancake provides approximately: 78 calories, 3 g protein, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g fat (0 g saturated), 19 mg cholesterol, 9 mcg folate, 1 mg iron, 178 mg sodium.

Whole Wheat Pasta
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
4 eggs
2 teaspoons olive oil
Directions
Stir together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour and salt in a medium bowl, or on a clean board. Make a hollow in the center, and pour in the olive oil. Break eggs into it one at a time, while mixing quickly with a fork until the dough is wet enough to come together. Knead on a lightly floured surface until the dough is stiff and elastic. Cover, and let stand for 30 minutes to relax.
Roll out dough by hand with a rolling pin, or use a pasta machine to achieve the desired thickness of noodles. Cut into desired width and shapes. Allow the pasta to air dry for at least 15 minutes to avoid having it clump together.
Footnotes

To cook fresh pasta
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Fresh pasta cooks very quickly. It will float to the surface when fully cooked. Drain, and use as desired.
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By simply following the recipe, this dough was never going to come together. I had to add water to it before it would stay together enough for me knead it. After that, it was all uphill. It came together very nicely, rolled out beautifully through my pasta maker and was delicious mixed with asparagus, mushrooms and shrimp.
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If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook and a pasta roller machine, then by all means, try this pasta! The taste is excellent. If you don't, then brace yourself for some sore arms and a stiff back....this dough is brutal!
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Nice coarse texture with the wheat flour, which I liked. I did it by hand and yes, it was hard to knead! I also had to add water to get it to stick together. It never even occurred to me to use my KitchenAid mixer!

Whole Wheat Crackers
2 c. Mount Lassen Farms whole wheat flour
6 Tbsp. oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. sesame seed
1/2 c. wheat germ (regular)
2/3 c. cold water

Directions
Mix whole wheat flour, sesame seed and wheat germ together in a mixing bowl. Blend together oil, salt and water in a blender. Pour this over the ingredients in the mixing bowl and mix well.
Place on cookie sheet and roll out to pie crust thin. Mark into squares and pierce with a fork.

Bake at 450 degrees for 5 minutes. Turn the heat down to 425 degrees and bake 5 more minutes. Then every 2 minutes, check for those that are done around the edges. If they break where they are marked into squares, they are done. If they bend, bake 2 minutes longer. Check at 2 minute intervals until all are done.

Outback Steakhouse Honey Wheat Bushman Bread (Bread Machine) Recipe
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup water -- warmed
2 tablespoons butter -- softened
1/2 cup honey
2 cups bread flour
2 cups wheat flour
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
1 teaspoon caramel color -- optional
3 tablespoons cornmeal -- for dusting

Directions:
Place all of the ingredients in the bread machine and process on dough setting. The dough will be a little on the wet side and sticky, but if it seems too wet add more flour. When dough is done let it rise for 1 hour.

Remove from pan, punch down and divide into 8 portions. Form portions into tubular shaped loaves about 6-8 inches long and 2 inches wide. Sprinkle the entire surface of the loaves with cornmeal and place them on 2 cookie sheets. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Serve warm with whipped butter.
This recipe from CDKitchen for Outback Steakhouse Honey Wheat Bushman Bread (Bread Machine) serves/makes 1 loaf
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Very good! Similar to that at Outback. I did leave out the caramel coloring
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I really like this bread. It freezes well also.
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I have been making this recipe for almost two years now (with olive oil substituted for butter)and my wife loves it but I always found it was missing a little something and have been trying various tweaks to find what was missing. Well, I think I found it. I increased both the white and whole wheat flour by 1/2 cup each and the water by 1/6 cup and added 1 tablespoon of molasses and a 1/4 cup of skimmed milk powder - abosolutly divine result.
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Tried this recipe and it was fabulous, everyone loved it. I did make a few changes. I followed another reviewers comments and I added 1/4 C. each of the bread flour & whole wheat flour, 1 T. molasses, 1/4 C. powdered dry milk. This recipe is definitely a keeper.
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I've made this recipe a couple of times and I think it's the best bread machine recipe out there. I have tweaked it a little, using 1/2 cup water + 1 cup of evaporated milk instead of 1 1/2 cup of water. I also used previous suggestions of adding a Tbsp of molasses. Then, I added a little vital wheat gluten. The evap milk gave the bread some richness, the molasses gave a hint of dark sweetness, and the gluten gave the bread a little more loft. A previous reviewer called this recipe "divine" and I agree.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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My girlfriend used the 1st recipe for Honey Wheat Bread in her new bread machine and said she'd be making it again. I don't know what changes she made to the recipe.... if any.... to tweak it for the bread machine.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:32 AM   #3
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7 Great Ways to Use Wheat WITHOUT a Wheat Grinder!

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If you have read our blog for very long, you have often heard and seen us talk about how much we LOVE our WonderMill Wheat Grinders. We were lucky enough to get ours fairly early on in our food storage adventures, but we confess that we let NOT having a grinder really stand in the way of getting started with our food storage. Please learn from our mistake, buy a little bit of wheat, and try these 7 great ideas for using your wheat WITHOUT a wheat grinder!
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:43 AM   #4
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My favorite whole wheat bread recipe - although it uses all whole wheat flour, the loaves are light in texture.

Stir two packets (or equivalent) of dry yeast into three cups of warm water. Let stand for five minutes.

Add cup honey, cup oil (I use canola), one large egg, and tsp. salt to the water/yeast mixture; mix well. (Optional – also add a couple tablespoons of molasses.)
Stir in four cups of whole wheat flour, beat briskly (about 50 strokes) with wooden spoon. Cover and let rise in warm place until double in bulk.

Mix in five more cups of whole wheat flour, one cup at a time (the last cup or so will have to be kneaded in, as the dough will be too stiff to stir with spoon). Continue to knead until dough is elastic and surface feels smooth (experienced bread makers will recognize the proper texture).

Cover and let rise until double in bulk; punch down, allow to rise until double again.
Punch down, form into two large loaves, place in baking pans, let rise once more and bake at 425F for 22 minutes.
Enjoy.
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I've had good luck with this whole wheat bread recipe. I use a kitchen aid mixer on low speed to do the mixing and kneading.

EZ Dough Wheat Version

1 1/4 cup warm water
1 Tblsp active dry yeast
1/4 cup honey or 1/3 cup sugar
2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour (or whatever combination white/wheat you like)+ 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
1 tsp salt
2 Tblsp nonfat dry milk
1 Tblsp butter/margarine/oil

Mix ingredients in order listed in mixing bowl of mixer with dough hook attachment (like kitchen-aid) for 12-15 minutes.

Let rise until double, 1- 1 1/2 hours. Punch down, and shape into loaf or rolls. Let rise again until double.

Bake 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes until golden brown and sounds hollow when lightly tapped.

If you are making this recipe in a bread machine, follow your bread machine’s directions for wheat or whole grain selection and add the ingredients in the order listed for their recommendations.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:23 PM   #6
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We're watching sodium, so I tweak recipes. This recipe for bread-machine bread has demonstrated itself to be foolproof. Just put the ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed.

1 1/8 cups warm water
2 T. oil or butter chopped into small pieces
2 T. sugar or honey
3 c. whole wheat flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. yeast (I buy it in the jar rather than in packets because it's cheaper and easier to measure.)

If you want an interesting breakfast bread, add 1 T. cinnamon, 3/4 cup raisins or cranberries, and a handful or two of chopped nuts.
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