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here's my recipe, based on recipe from urbanhomemaker.com it's a two stage recipe where you soak the flour to maximize the nutrients and minimize the phytic acid stuff.
5 1/3 c of water/plain yogurt/kefir (has to have at least 1/3 c of the yogurt or kefir, can be more)
10-13c wheat flour (I use freshly ground wheat flour...not sure what store bought would be like)
2/3 c. oil
2/3 c. honey
Let it soak 12-24 hr, covered with clean towel.
After soaking proof together (unless using instand yeast, then you don't have to proof, and can use less yeast):
1/2c warm water
3 T yeast
1t baking soda.
Combine the soaked mixture and yeast mixture, adding 4-7c more flour and or other grains (oats, wheat germ, ground up nuts, seeds, etc.). knead for about 5-10 mins till it's 'right' and will be a little sticky (better a little sticky than dry). Let it rise in teh bowl till doubled (about 1.5 hr), punch down then put in pans or shape and let rise 1-1.5 hr more. Bake at 190C (I think that's 375F) for 30-35 mins.
Now for the variations. FOr this recipe, i usually get two normal size loaves, a 11x7 pan of cinn rolls, a round pan of dinner rolls (or 12-18 individual), and 1-2 dozen breadsticks. After the first rising, divide the dough into 4-5 portions depending on what you want to make:
Wholegrain cinnamon rolls
--Roll out the dough into a rectangle shape, spread with butter, then put on a mixture of sugar, cinnamon, ground walnuts or almonds. Roll up the rectangel and slice into rolls, put in buttered pan. let rise in the pan and then either bake, refridgerate, or freeze
Make a mixture like this: parm cheese, minced garlicoregano, basil, sesame seeds, coarse salt, up to you!
Make small balls of dough and knead in the mixture. Form into short ropes and put on greased pan to bake or freeze. Bake 15-20 mins.
you can just make plain or some yummy variations are:
adding garlic and rosemary and baking round loave
walnuts and dates
jalepenos and cheddar