A FAVORITE AMONG THE MASSES =45% whole wheat.
This original recipe makes about 70% whole wheat. I decided to make it less; about 45%. This makes for a happy medium for everyone in the house.
My husband often goes for groceries without me. This last time, he brought home traditional yeast. So I add it to the warm water till frothy. I am going to type out the recipe as written, even though I have never added the yeast to flour. So please adjust to suit your preferences.
WHOLE WHEAT FLAX BREAD
MAKE 4 LOAVES BAKE AT 375 FOR 25-30 MINUTES.
Put in large mixing bowl and stir to dissolve:
1/4 cup oil (canola, grapeseed or olive)
3 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar (white, brown or honey)
2 cups hot water
Add: 2 cups cold water to cool down mixture
4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flax
2 tbsp. yeast
Stir in: 2 cups whole wheat flour (this is where I just used white)
Then slowly work in: 3 cups white flour
Dough will be sticky.
Let rise hour.
Punch down and let rise again.
Punch down and separate into 4 pieces.
Flatten dough into a rectangle and roll up into loaf shape.
Place in bread pan seam side down.
Bake at 375 for 25-30 min.
Whether you prefer a big ‘ol slice of banana loaf slathered in butter or a sophisticated piece of coffee cake; I’ll show you how this recipe can please both your moods.
This is a favorite recipe among the dwellers of my home. But because of the small RV oven and the very long cooking time, which is not conducive to cooking with propane; its hard to do the traditional big loaf. Since I’m a huge fan of cake, this is our solution.
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 eggs, well beaten
- 7 Tbsp sour cream
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 2 or 3 ripe bananas
- 1 cup walnuts or chocolate chips, optional
- Mix sugar, eggs and sour cream together.
- Mix baking soda and flour. Add to wet ingredients.
- Mash banana and add in.
- Add Walnuts, if desired; mix all together.
- Put in loaf pan.
- Bake at 350 for 70 minutes.
This is the original recipe and it is delicious. If you’d like to try it coffee cake style…
Spread 1/2 the mixture into an 8×11 pan or similar size. Then make a mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon to sprinkle over. Then drop the rest of the batter over top. You can add walnuts in the mix or sprinkle on top. If you (or your kids)prefer chocolate chips, just mix them into the batter for a nice cake.
I have 2 daughters and they each made one in the same week using the 2 different ways. We actually used yogurt for one of the recipes. But the sour cream makes the cake more moist.
So there you have it… Sometimes some simple changes are helpful when you don’t have a full kitchen at your disposal. I’ve also made plenty of cakes and muffins in an electric oven… Also called a turkey roaster. This actually browns the cake, so be careful. You’d be far more likely to burn a cake in there than in your RV oven.
Happy baking everyone! Don’t forget to share your tips in the comments!