Thursday, August 21, 2008


Amy is hosting a giveaway for one lucky participant in her Notebook Experiments. You can find the details here, but the gist is that you have to try one of her experiments and post about it on your blog. The winner, to be picked randomly, wins a videocamera.
I wish I could include pictures, but we are staying with my parents until our next house is ready (more about that later), and the camera cord is packed away somewhere. So use your imagination!

We tried the WHO Bread recipe (from Notebook Entry 02.14.07) ... the acoustic version (from SouleMama), which we tweaked a bit. I have a large family and nearby extended family, so I made five loaves in my Bosch. I'm not sure where the name "WHO" Bread came from, but I'm guessing it's for Wheat, Honey, and Oats (???). Anyway, we changed the name to protect the ... delicious. We call this Shocker Bread, as my dad took a bite and said, "WHOA! This is delicious! That's a real shocker!"
It IS absolutely delicious. If you don't have a Bosch or just want to try a one-loaf version, go here. There's also a bread machine version, for those so inclined.
But here's our recipe, tweaked for a Bosch.

Put in Bosch:

6 c. warm water
1/2 c. plus 2 T. honey
5 T. brown sugar
3 T. active dry yeast


Let it sit for a few minutes, then add:


10 T. butter @ room temperature
2 T. salt
12 c. flour (we used freshly ground prairie gold wheat, but you could also mix white and wheat or use all white or whatever...)
2 1/2 c. rolled oats
2 T. cinnamon
LARGE handful of nuts

Mix briefly. Add enough additional flour to clean the sides of the bowl (but still leave it sticky like masking tape). Turn mixer onto 2 and mix for 5 minutes.


Remove dough and form into 5 loaves in greased loaf pans. Cover with a damp towel and leave to rise  for 45 minutes or until doubled. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. OH, YUM. It smells delightful and tastes even better.


And topped with Amy's suggestion of this honey butter (which my 4- and 6-yr. olds made), it is unbeatable.


Or, to put it another way, shocking.


Don't you think I should get bonus points just for including more links than I have ever included before? That, combined with my minimal knowledge of ... computering (or computtering around), made this post take three times as long as it should have!

1 comment:

  1. The honey butter just puts it over the edge, doesn't it? :) I am so glad you got to try it and your description is spot on. I do think that is what WHO stands for, at least that is what I thought!

    Great experiment- good luck in the contest!


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