October 4, 2009

Red Fife Bread

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Fall has brought out my need to bake. Last week I made Old Fashioned Gingerbread but this week I made bread. On a trip to the Bulk Barn, I discovered Red Fife flour made from a Canadian heritage wheat. It's also an organic product. I loved the idea of baking bread with the same flour my ancestors may have, so I bought some.

Then I had to figure out how to use it! I decided to use it like whole wheat flour. I found this recipe for mixed grain bread at Foodess.com. Instead of whole wheat flour, I used the Red Fife. For my add-ins I added more oats and wheat germ.

The photo is the result. It's a hardy but tasty bread. Really good just out of the oven with homemade jam. I'm thinking of experimenting with it in rolls and biscuits.

10 comments :

  1. That looks delicious! I love to bake but have had little success with yeast. Frankly, I'm afraid of it!

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  2. Oh yum. I love homemade bread, the denser the better. I just don't like to make it.

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  3. There is nothing better than homemade bread!

    You must've updated your 2009 reviews database because it showed up on my reader. Just thought I would point out that while the title says reads in 2009, the description says 2008. :)

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  4. Mmmm, that looks delicious other Chris! Must go find some bread now!

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  5. Kathy- I was afraid too but my husband makes really good bread and I can't have him outdo me.

    Softdrink- Most of the work is in the waiting for it to rise.

    Kailana- Thanks. That's what happens when I cut & paste.

    Chris- Thanks Other Chris!

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  6. Bread is a weakness. You've made me very hungry :)

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  7. Mmmm! That's lovely. I agree. . .fall always brings out my baking urges as well.

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  8. If I'm not careful, I'm going to short out my laptop here by drooling all over it! That looks delicious beyond words!
    And I totally get it--fall sends me into baking mode, too! Always wondered why. Nice to know I'm not alone!

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  9. Stacey- lol! Sorry.

    Amy & Debi- Must be the urge to prepare for hibernation. ;)

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  10. My New Year's Resolution was to learn to make homemade bread -- thanks for reminding me!

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