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Bread | 1
thing for both my sister and my housemate when they discovered
their allergies was finding bread. Theyíve found a few kinds
in the grocery store, but nothing beats fresh bread.
intimidates most people, but I really donít think itís that
hard: you mix it up, let it sit for an hour while you do
something else, knead it, then shove it in the oven. This is my
adaptation of my motherís adaptation of her motherís recipe,
which contained milk and butter or chicken fat. Iíve replaced
the milk with soymilk and water and the animal fat with olive
Bonus number one: It
will make your house smell like heaven.
Bonus number two: All of your friends will instantly worship
Bonus number three: Itís vegan.
1 cup soymilk
1/2 cup water
1 heaping tablespoon active dry yeast (or 2 packets)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
approx. 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
approx. 2 cups unbleached flour
If you do this my way, your hands will be covered with flour and dough,
so make sure you take off all of your three-karat diamond rings and
filigree bracelets before you start.
Heat the soymilk and
water to approximately the same temperature as lukewarm coffee or a babyís
bottle. (This takes 30-40 seconds in my microwave) Címon, I know you
babysat as a teenager. It should be warm, but not hot enough to burn the
inside of your wrist. If itís too hot, youíll kill the yeast.
the warmed liquid into a good-sized mixing bowl. Add the yeast, oil,
sugar and salt. Stir gently and then abandon the bowl for a few minutes
Ė go read the comics or harass your cat.
Return to the
bowl. Give it a good stir. There should be
bubbles and it should smell yummy and yeasty.
Put about half
of each kind of flour into the mix. Stir it with a fork or metal spoon
or, if you have one, a dough hook. At this point, you should be dealing
with a sticky mess about the consistency of mashed potatoes.
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