Monday, April 5, 2010

Tasty Tuesday-Staff of Life Bread

I wish you could scratch and sniff these photographs!  The smell of this wheat bread baking in my house was simply heaven.  Many times I have attempted to make my grandmother's wheat bread and instead ended up with heavy bricks.  This time I substituted half of the wheat flour with white flour and added more gluten.  The result was a light and fluffy loaf of bread that still boasted great nutrition and taste!  See for yourself. 

Viktor Frankl's book,  Man's Search for Meaning affects me profoundly.  Because of the subject matter and the simple truths the book contains, I wanted to relate it to something serious and down to earth.  No fluffy cakes with decadent icing for this book, please.  Earthy wheat, the staff of life feels perfectly suited to the book. 

My grandmother always says that when you bake bread, you should give a loaf away to someone in need.  That fits the spirit of the book nicely.  Thanks, Granny Goose!

Staff of Life Bread

2 cups of wheat flour(I used a blend of wheat, and beans labeled Ezekial mix.  I am sure that you could use all white flour and make a white bread with this recipe)
2 cups of white flour
2 cups of hot water

Mix 10 seconds

3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 T yeast
2 T honey(my hubby says I should use more, like 1/2 cup)

Mix 10 seconds

3/4 cup gluten flour
2 T salt
1 c. flour (half white, half wheat) until dough doesn't stick to bowl

Mix for 10 minutes.  Put into 5 loaf pans.  Rise 1 hour.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.


  1. That looks absolutely delicious! Teehee, I can practically smell the lovely fresh bread.. Although it's just my overactive imagination.T_T I love this feature yore doing- I've got to bookmark these recipes :)

  2. This looks yum! I posted my first Tasty Tuesday up at my blog! :)

  3. +JMJ+

    I'm done now, too, Christy. =) Will you have a new Linky up for this week?

  4. Awesome ladies! I didn't get any response on the Linky last week, but if you guys want to do it, I'll get working on making a Linky for it. Thanks!


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