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#1 RavenFlyer

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:09 AM

So I made my first loaves of bread tonight. I made lavender honey whole wheat bread.

I got the recipe from here
http://sincerelykins...living.html?m=1


This is the first time I've baked with lavender, and I'm already sold. Our whole kitchen was soaked in the aromas of lavender and fresh baked bread. Here's how it's done!

Ingredients:
1/3 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups warm water
2/3 cup organic honey
2 tbsp lavender seeds
7 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tbsp active-dry yeast
1 tbsp sea salt

This recipe is enough for two small loaves. If you wish for only one, simply cut the recipe in half. Begin by melting the butter over the stove and then combining in a bowl with the water, honey, yeast, lavender, and 3 1/2 cups of flour. Once thoroughly combined, place a towel over the bowl and store in a warm area for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Add the remaining 3 1/2 cups of flour to the mixture. Then, place dough on a dry, floured surface and knead for three minutes. Next, divide the dough into two even sections. I added walnuts to one loaf. Try experimenting by adding different fruits or nuts to your own taste! Form each section into a rectangular loaf. Place onto a baking sheet and again cover with a towel and store in a warm area to rise for 30-40 minutes. Next, remove the towel and place the loaves in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven. After it's cooled for a few minutes, it's ready to serve! We found it taste best served hot with a layer of honey spread on the top.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:19 AM

This looks really good . . . thank you.


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 12:55 PM

Om nom nom. Looks so tasty ! The walnut you added strikes as a good combination. 


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:15 PM

Check you out!!great looking loaves. Thanks for recipe.
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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:14 PM

They look good! I'll try this recipe as soon as I can :biggrin:


Edited by NiamhBrennaDarcy, 04 February 2014 - 10:08 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:40 PM

I don't bake, but feel free to invite me over for afternoon tea (hint, hint, hint).....

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 04:41 PM

Those look phenoomenal!


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:43 PM

I went to the local market to get yeast to make this recipe and the "mature" lady behind the counter told me that they only carry yeast at xmas time, because they are afraid of what the young people might do with it. 

 

I am so out of touch with today's youth.  I didn't realize that there was a whole group of wayward kids out there using yeast.  They probably start small with dinner rolls, before progressing to pretzels, than whole loaves of bread.  What has society come to? 

 

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:54 PM

Wow what the hell? Yeast only at Christmas time. My grocery store had four different brands of yeast and full shelves of yeast.

I guess they are helping the youth with their dough making activities around here.

But the bread is pretty phenomenal if I do say so myself

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

You can make bread without yeast.Use yogurt instead but no need to let it rise.just mix it all up then straight into oven. We call it gypsy loaf. In a tin or rolls or in a lump on baking sheet.........25 min in oven done even with R/Fs recipe.
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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:16 PM

You can make bread without yeast.Use yogurt instead but no need to let it rise.just mix it all up then straight into oven. We call it gypsy loaf. In a tin or rolls or in a lump on baking sheet.........25 min in oven done even with R/Fs recipe.

 

Good one, I've subbed in beer too. 


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 11:02 PM

Awesome! .....do you put the beer in with the yogurt recipe or the yeast one.I use beer for batter recipe well actually its lager. Think that's how you spell it.When I batter flowers and veg.
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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:07 PM

Awesome! .....do you put the beer in with the yogurt recipe or the yeast one.I use beer for batter recipe well actually its lager. Think that's how you spell it.When I batter flowers and veg.

 

Would you mind sharing your batter recipe?  That sounds awesome. 


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:38 PM

I shall..........plain flour salt and lager. Mix up till it drops of the spoon.For flowers a little bit more runnier so as its not to thick for delicate petals as in rose or elderflower. Don't ask for measurement lol I don't do the measures. As a precaution with elderflowers I cut all the stalks of. Thicker for fish and chicken balls or pork hope that helps
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Posted 04 February 2014 - 12:22 AM

Thanks!!


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:41 PM

Awesome! .....do you put the beer in with the yogurt recipe or the yeast one.I use beer for batter recipe well actually its lager. Think that's how you spell it.When I batter flowers and veg.

 

I've used it for the yeast, but your recipe sounds very good! I am going to try it this weekend. 


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:11 PM

I made R/Fs honey bread today. Really really good
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 08:24 PM

Awesome. I'm glad you like it!
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Posted 15 February 2014 - 08:50 PM

The bread is in the oven . . . I am impatiently waiting.  This better be good, or I'm going to come down there and pinch you, Ravenflyer.


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Posted 15 February 2014 - 09:34 PM

Have we found out what nefarious uses the young people have for yeast yet? I'm dying of curiosity on this one.


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