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.


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

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

  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. :)

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

  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!

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

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

  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!

  9. Stacey- lol! Sorry.

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

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


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