Friday, April 15, 2011

Food Storage Friday: Quick Wheat Bread

I'm always excited to find a new wheat bread recipe, especially with the word "quick" in the title.

This recipe hails from the "Keeping Up Cookbook" that I've been singing praises about.

Note: if you haven't made the Pantry Honey-Mustard Chicken yet, do it tonight. So delicious. And again, this isn't a paid advertisement. The authors of this cookbook have no idea who I am.

Ingredients: wheat flour, white flour, sugar, salt, milk (made from powdered milk), white vinegar, baking soda

Here's my half white/half wheat flour mix.

Add the sugar to the flour

then the salt

And whisk together

In a separate container, mix up your milk (if making it from powdered milk)

Add the vinegar

And the baking soda

Quickly transfer the mixture to a larger container before it spills over because as you whisk the milk and baking soda, it bubbles like crazy

Add the wet to the dry ingredients and mix well

Put batter into two greased bread pans

And bake! This is basically just a whole wheat version of soda bread, which I don't necessarily love, but it tasted great with dinner (soup!) and the leftovers made great croutons.

If you love whole wheat bread but hate the time it takes, this recipe is for you.

Quick Wheat Bread
adapted from Keeping Up Cookbook

4 cups wheat flour
2 cups white flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp salt

1 cup (plus a little more) powdered milk
3.5 cups of water
------------------------enough to make 3.5 cups of milk
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 tsp baking soda

Mix first four ingredients together. Mix powdered milk, water, vinegar and baking soda together separately until foamy. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into greased bread pans and bake for an hour at 350 degrees.


Anonymous said...

This looks interesting; it doesn't use any yeast or rising time?

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This looks like the bread for me to try. I don't have much success with whole wheat yeast bread, unless I want to use it for a doorstop.:)
I'm definitely going to give this a try. It would sure be better than eating my bread in an emergency situation.:)

Kim said...

Made some of this bread this morning, definitely tasty and will be great with soups, etc. It doesn't rise enough to be "sandwich bread" but it does have a very good taste and is quick! Thanks for the recipe.