I took my own bread recipe and converted it to a recipe where I soaked the flour for 24 hours first and then made the bread the next day. I have done this 3 times now and think I have some success. You can see my two loaves that I made yesterday…
I have had several comments left with people asking for this recipe when I get done so here goes…
Soaked Whole Wheat Bread Recipe – 2 loaves
1 ½ cups warm water
½ cup olive oil
5 ½ cups freshly ground whole wheat flour
Using a mixer combine the above ingredients until they form a ball of dough. Place dough ball in an oiled pan and cover. Let sit for 24 hours.
After 24 hours
In a measuring cup combine the following:
½ cup warm water
¼ cup honey
Let this sit until the yeast bubbles. Then add:
½ t baking soda
2 t salt
Pour this mixture into your mixing bowl. Add 1 cup white flour. Now add your dough ball. I break it up as I add it to the bowl. Begin kneading. This can take a few minutes to get it all incorporated. If the dough still seems sticky add more white flour. I added a total of about 1 ¼ cups (this includes the 1 cup I added to the bowl with the yeast). Knead for about 4 minutes in a Bosch, longer if you are using a Kitchen Aid. Let rise for 1 ½ hours. Punch down and knead for a few minutes more. Divide into two bread pans. Let rise.
I found it rose pretty quickly. You can let it rise till it reaches just above the top of the pan. I actually think the loaves above rose a little to much. I let them rise until they were about one inch above the bread pan. Next time I will try baking when they just get above the top of the bread pan.
Bake at 350 for 28 to 30 minutes.