Monday, April 15, 2013

Harvest Grains Batter Bread

 For Christmas last year we received many different types of King Arthur flour and have fun experimenting with them. However, please note that this bread can be made by simply using any flour. We have had good luck using an all purpose bread flour, as well as part whole wheat flour. We encourage you to experiment with different flours to see which taste you enjoy the most.  Instead of the Harvest Grains, additional flour can be used.

Harvest Grains Batter Bread
Makes one loaf

1c. all-purpose flour
1c. King Arthur European flour
1 1/4 c. King Arthur Sir Lancelot flour
3/4 c. King Arthur Harvest Grains
2 Tbs  dry yeast
1 tbsp. honey
3/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. warm water
1 egg

In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, harvest grains,yeast, honey and salt; mix well. Add water and egg, mixing well. Gradually stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter.

Spoon into greased loaf pan (we also used greased parchment paper). Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1/2 an hour. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan; serve warm or cold.

This is a hearty bread with a course texture.