Homemaker Gone Natural

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Homemade Basic Bread Recipe

This is my basic go to bread recipe.  I occasionally will switch things up or make variations, I will post some of those later.

Basic Bread

  • 1 1/2 c hot water
  • 1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c raw honey
  • 2 t sea salt
  • 1 free range egg
  • 4-4 1/2 c freshly milled flour (I mill 1 1/3 cups hard red wheat and 1 1/3 cups hard white wheat)
  • 1 T dry active yeast

Put ingredients in order I have them listed into your bread machine making sure to mound and crater your flour for your yeast.  Set your machine to desired settings and viola! Bread. 🙂

 

 
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Homemade Wheat Crackers

So in my quest for non processed wheat intake, I am stumped at the cracker problem….. I like my chili with a lot of crackers (after my pb sandwich is gone of course) but homemade crackers????? That’s just nuts.  Well why not try it after all, I am a bit nutty!  So I grabbed the Whole Wheat Crackers recipe from Heavenly Homemakers and thus began my adventure to crackers.  Here is what I did, however thinking back now and tasting my end result, I MAY have accidentally used too much flour.

Homemade Wheat Crackers

  • 2 c whole wheat flour (I milled 1 cup hard red and 1/3 cup hard white)
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t baking powder
  • 1/4 c oil (I used evoo but Laura at HH used coconut oil)
  • 1/2 c water

Mix flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Stir in oil and water until a ball of dough has formed. Roll dough very thin, about 1/16″ thick.  Cut into 1″ strips and place on cookie sheet. Bake in a 350º oven for 12 min. Turn off the oven, but leave crackers in until cool, allowing them to dry out for added crispiness.

Cut up cracker dough before baking


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Rolls-Garlic Onion

I was on a gluten free diet for a while, because I wanted to give my gut time to heal from all the processed wheat products I had been eating.  I finally received my mill and grains the other day and was anxious to get started milling my own organically grown non modified wheat berries so that I could finally add back wheat to our diet in a way that made me comfortable with feeding it to our family.  One of the first things I did was modify my basic recipe to make a roll for eating our Sloppy Joes on.  So here is my recipe, hope you enjoy.

       Garlic Onion Rolls

  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 c raw honey
  • 2 t sea salt
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1/4 t garlic powder
  • 1/4 t onion powder
  • 4-4 1/2 c whole wheat flour (I milled 1 2/3 c hard red wheat berries and 1 c hard white wheat berries)
  • 1 T dry active yeast

I put ingredients in bread maker in order listed, making sure to mound up the wheat and create a crater for the yeast.  I set my maker to dough and let it do its thing.  After it was done, I pulled the dough out and kneaded it.  I pulled it apart and rolled into 1/2 fist sized balls.  I sat in warm place and let rise until almost double (about 45 min).  After that I baked ate 390º for 15-20 min.  I cooled them, cut in half and served with sloppy joes.

 

Sloppy Joe on Garlic Onion Roll (I will work on improving images)