I got a dry ingredient container for my Vitamix and decided to give it a try. IMG_5966

I used red organic wheat and ground it to flour.  It's important to sift four that's just been ground since the occasional unground kernel may be hiding amongst the powder.

Plain bread - composed of sugar (molasses), salt, fat (olive oil), water, yeast and this fresh-ground flour - comes together fairly easily.  If you measure your ingredients, fresh flour should be added by weight, rather than volumetrically.

Shape the loaf; score it in whatever fashion makes you happy, and let raise.  Bake at 350F until it's golden brown.

I know I'm horrible about posting recipes.  But, bread is one of those amazing baking things that is resilient.  Jump in and give it a try!

Here's a basic recipe:

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2½ Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

Keep in mind that this a very basic recipe and needs adjustments depending on the nature of the ingredients.