Bosch Universal Mixer
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Whole Grain Bread Recipe

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Whole Grain Bread Recipe for Bosch Universal Mixer

Bosch Basic Bread Recipe: Ingredients for Four Batch Sizes
Batch Size
Hot Tap Water
Honey
Salt
(heaping)
Dough Enhancer
Gluten
SAF Yeast
Oil
Fresh Whole Wheat Flour (total required)
Step A Portion of Flour
Step B Portion of Flour
Full
6 c.
1/2 c.
2 T.
2 T.
1/3 c.
4 T.
3/4 c.
15 to 17 c.
8 c.
4 c.
Medium
4 c.
1/3 c.
1 T.
2 T.
1/4 c.
3 T.
2/3 c.
8 to 11 c.
6 c.
2 c.
Small
2-1/2 c.
1/4 c.
1 T.
1 T.
2 T.
2 T.
1/4 c.
6 to 8 c.
4 c.
1 c.
This is our basic whole grain bread recipe for the Bosch Universal mixer... a jumping-off point for the infinite variety of breads and other foods you can prepare with the world's finest and most complete kitchen center!
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Directions for our Basic Bosch Universal Whole Grain Bread Recipe

With dough hook in Bosch bowl, pour in hot water. Add the “Step A” quantity of flour, then the honey, oil, gluten, dough enhancer and yeast. Jog the switch to “Pulse” several times to prevent splashing, then mix on Speed 2. Stop and add the “Step B” quantity of flour, add salt on top, and resume mixing on Speed 2. Sprinkle in more flour gradually until the sides of the bowl come clean. The final amount of flour required depends on the humidity of the air and the protein content of the wheat. After bowl sides come clean, knead on Speed 2 until gluten is developed, generally 4-7 minutes. (For white flour, the times would be approximately 3 minutes on Speed 4 and 2 minutes on Speed 3.) Gluten development is checked by pulling off a little dough with oiled hands and stretching. Gluten is properly developed when you can stretch dough almost transparent without tearing. If it tears easily, knead longer. Gluten will develop more quickly if your wheat has exceptionally good protein content. Finished dough will have a soft sheen. If over-kneaded, it will become stringy and bread texture won’t be uniform.

Notes: It’s better to add too little flour than too much; your bread will be lighter. The sound of the Bosch will become deeper and the tone will rise and fall somewhat when you’ve added most of the flour. This is normal – the Bosch is built to take the load! If you use flour from the fridge or freezer, let it warm to room temperature before using for bread dough.

When gluten is developed, pour dough out on a greased surface. Shape dough into a circle and divide into 6 equal pieces with shears or pizza cutter. This will make 6 large (8 x 4-1/2) loaves (if you're making the Full Batch size.) Or each of the six pieces would make 2 mini loaves or 2 pizza crusts. Two pieces make a 9 x 13 pan of cinnamon rolls. 8 x 4-1/2 loaf pans give a nice rounded top.

Shape the loaves by hand or by rolling out. To roll out, used a greased pin on a greased surface and roll to 8" x 16". Then, starting at the far end, roll up tightly in a spiral like you would cinnamon rolls. Tuck each end under, and slam dough down (really hard!) on the counter a couple times to eliminate air bubbles between layers of dough. Put in greased pans. Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place until volume doubles (about 30 minutes.) Bake 25-30 min. at 350° until top is nicely browned, the loaf slides out of the pan, and the loaf makes a hollow sound when tapped in the middle of the bottom. Cool on racks. Don’t store in plastic bags until fully cooled. Freeze the extra loaves in bags.


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