Thursday, February 5, 2015
We love making bread here at the Honeyville blog. Whether it's baking up delicious dinner rolls, creating amazing, campfire Dutch Oven Loaves, or combining aromatic spices and grains into floured mounds of goodness, bread-baking is in our blood. There's nothing we love more than baking bread, except, perhaps, using fun, new tools to do it!
Today's post is all about that. We've found a simple, easy-to-use tool that will definitely be a must in your kitchen. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the new USA Pan Italian Loaf Pan. Let me tell you, this thing is awesome! Not only is it made of high-quality, gourmet baking material, it does it's job and does it well! Thanks to its Americoat non-stick coating and heavy gauge aluminum steel, you get crisp, amazing Italian loaves every time you use it. Trust us, you want this pan in your kitchen arsenal. Don't believe us? Check out today's recipe, Wheat Italian Bread, baked up in this amazing pan.
1 cup Honeyville Hard White Wheat, milled
1 cup Honeyville Hard Red Wheat, milled
3 cups Hot Water
1/3 cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Salt
4-5 cups Honeyville Alta Artisan Bread Flour
3 Tbsp SAF Yeast
First, mill your wheat.
Using your Komo Classic Mill, or a mill of your choice, mill your hard white and hard red into flour. This should give you just under 4 cups of flour.
Next, add the following ingredients to your BOSCH Universal Mixer, in this order: water, sugar, salt, milled wheat flour, yeast. Turn mixer to #2 setting and, while ingredients are mixing, slowly add alta artisan flour, 1 cup at a time, until dough begins to pull away from the sides. knead in machine for 3-4 minutes.
Remove dough from machine and place in a greased bowl.
Cover, and allow to rise until double in size. About 30-40 minutes.
Deflate dough, remove from bowl, and divide in half.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Shape each half into a loaf.
Place on your USA Pan Italian Loaf Pan and let rise for 30 minutes. Once risen, slice tops with a knife, then spray evenly with water.
Place in 450 degree oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and allow to cool before slicing and serving.
These loaves are everything you love in Italian bread. Thanks to the USA Pan Italian Loaf Pan, the outsides bake up evenly crisp, while the insides remain light and fluffy. The mixture of milled hard white and hard red wheat give this bread the perfect aroma and taste you're hoping for. Serve these up as sandwiches, with your favorite pasta, or just as an exciting side dish. However you try them, we guarantee you'll fall in love with each bite.
We love making bread here at Honeyville, especially when it involves using fun, exciting new tools, like our USA Pan Italian Loaf Pan!