Fall time and harvest time. Nearly synonymous with each other, you simply can't think of one without the other. Every year, when the leaves change and the air cools, we automatically think of red apples ripe for the picking, plump pumpkins a bright orange hue, and tall corn stalks slowly transforming from green to gold.
Yes, Fall is all about the harvest, so doesn't it make sense to include that harvest feeling in your Autumn baking? Doesn't it feel natural to throw a little fresh, delicious whole grain goodness into everything you're baking? We thought so too!
We've created the perfect Autumn bread loaf that is sure to get you in the mood for Fall and everything that is the Autumn harvest. Using a brand new Mixer and Mill (which we hope to unveil to you shortly on our website) we've created a rich, flavorful loaf that combines the rich tastes of fresh whole grains, and all the look of a great autumn meal. Grab an apron, it's time for Harvest Hearth Bread!
1/2 cup Honeyville Hulled Millet
1/2 cup Honeyville Pearled Barley
3 cups Hot Water
1/4 cup Butter, melted
1 Tbsp Himalayan Salt
4-5 cups Honeyville Alta Artisan Bread Flour
3 Tbsp SAF Yeast
First, mill your flour. Using your Komo Classic Mill, Nutrimill Electric Grain Mill, or our new, soon to be revealed mill, grind your wheat, millet, and barley together. This should give you around 4-5 cups of whole grain flour.
Next, combine all your ingredients in your Bosch Universal Mixer, or our soon to be revealed mixer, in the following order: Water, butter, sugar, salt, whole grain flour, 1 cup of Alta Artisan Flour, and yeast. Turn mixer on and, while ingredients are mixing, and remaining alta artisan flour, until dough begins to pull away from the sides. Knead in machine for 4-5 minutes.
Remove, shape into a ball, and place in a greased bowl, then cover and let rise for 30 minutes.
You'll want your dough to be doubled in size.
Punch dough down, remove, and shape into a loaf. Place in your greased USA Pan Hearth Pan and let rise until double.
While dough is rising, preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Once dough has risen, place in 400 degree oven, knock temperature down to 350 degrees, and let bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and turn out on to a wire rack, then let cool for 15-20 minutes before slicing and serving.
This bread bakes up perfectly, and is amazingly rich and flavorful. The combination of the three whole grains, ground into flour, give not only an absolutely delightful taste, they also give the perfect autumn hue to this impressive loaf. Serve this up with some butter and your favorite jam and your cool Fall days will be just about perfect.
Fall time is Harvest time, so why not kick it off right with this amazing Harvest Hearth Bread!