Honey Banana Whole Wheat Bread (recipe is for a 1 1/2 pound loaf)
1/2 cup warm water
1 T butter
3 T honey
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cup bread flour
1 banana, sliced
1 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
For my machine, this was made on the wheat setting. Put the ingredients into the pot in the order given. This is a sweet, but not too sweet bread, with the nuttiness of whole wheat, and the subtle flavors of banana and honey. The poppy seeds give it a whole new layer of flavor. Try it slathered with peanut butter!! Wow! We took it over to share with our granddaughters tonight while we babysat, and they too loved it!
Try this, you will not be sorry!!!
Yesterday I made my sourdough starter. Mine was the standard one, with flour, water and yeast. Greg made one too, but being a science man, he was curious about the one that does not use yeast. It is supposed to get the yeast from the air. Hmmmm? I vote for mine. It is already doubled and bubbly and smelling sour and pungent.
You are supposed to keep it in a draft free area, about 85 degrees, for 3-4 days, covered in cheesecloth, and then stir and place in lidded glass jar and keep in fridge. It needs to be fed weekly. I am keeping mine in my lower oven.
Greg made his starter, and put it on top of the fridge. He needs to feed it tonight. I asked him if he wanted me to do it, and without missing a beat, he said "NO!"
Notice he even has on his San Francisco shirt to make his San Francisco Sour Dough Starter!
Just a few of the things we were "kneading" to make more bread.
Just about every kind of flour you can imagine. Including, an ancient grain called Spelt Flour. That one has my interest piqued.
Tomorrow-Dark Rye with black strap molasses and caraway seeds!!
And completely off subject, here are a couple photos from our son Drew's 21st birthday the other night. I set the table in black and red, with card hands of "21" for decoration.
And lastly , my new rain boots. I am getting to use them this week!!!!
That's it from me, on a wet and rainy Saturday. Tomorrow....Football!!!!