Thursday, October 20, 2016

Squaw bread

A friend of mine brought me a lovely sandwich using Squaw Bread. Its a multi-grain yeast bread which is slightly sweet and loaded with fibre. I had never heard of it before and its delicious.

I was thinking it might be fun to make a loaf or two myself. I found this recipe that I may try..but if anyone has a better one..I would love to hear. 

Squaw Bread

2 cups water
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup raisins
2 (1/4 ounce) packet yeast or 3 teaspoons yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 tablespoon honey
2 1/2 cups flour
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups rye flour
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup cornmeal
melted butter

  • In blender, put 2 cups water, oil, honey, brown sugar and raisins.
  • Liquefy that puppy.
  • Proof yeast with 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon honey.
  • Combine 1 cup flour, 2 cups whole wheat, 1 cup rye, milk and salt.
  • Add liquid mixture and yeast mixture.
  • Beat for 2 minutes.
  • Gradually add rest of flour till it pulls away from sides of bowl.
  • Turn out onto floured board and knead until smooth and elastic.
  • Add flour as needed.
  • Grease large bowl and put dough inches.
  • Let rise until doubled, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • Punch down dough; divide in 4 pieces.
  • Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle 2 baking sheets with cornmeal.
  • Shape the 4 pieces into loafs; cover and let rise until doubled, 60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or crust is browned.
  • Brush with butter.
Makes four loaves

Love and Hugs 
Phoebe x

1 comment:

  1. Sounds intersting but im not a fan of rye.. Happy weekend with love Janice