Well, this recipe isn't the healthiest, but it's still homemade and tastes tummy. If you aren't used to using yeast and rising your bread, kneading it, and all that, this may be a difficult recipe, but otherwise, if you know how to knead and rise bread, it's rather easy and fun. I had all the ingredients on hand, and wanted to use up some of my cornmeal and rye flour, so this recipe worked for me. Don't you just love the smell of fresh yeast? YUM! Sorry the pictures are not the best quality, I'm no photographer...just trying to taking decent pics.
And that is how I spent my Monday morning! :)
Pilgrim's Bread (makes 2 loaves, 375 Degrees)
Combine in a bowl:
1/2 c. yellow cornmeal
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 T. salt
Stir in gradually:
2 c. boiling water
1/4 c. oil
Cool to room temperature.
2 pkgs dry yeast in
1/2 c. warm water (I put a pinch if sugar in)
Add yeast to cornmeal mixture and beat in:
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. rye flour
By hand, stir in:
4 1/4-4 1/2 c. unbleached white flour
Turn onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, knead in flour that wasn't able to be stirred in by hand. Place in a lightly greased bowl, turning once to frease surface. Cover and let rise in warm place until double ( I use a glass bowl and mark dough on outside of bowl with wet erase marker). Punch dough down; turn onto lightly floured surface again, divide dough evenly in half and knead 3 minutes. Shape dough into loaves, place in greased pans and let rise again in warm place until doubled. Bake at 375 about 45 minutes. I only had one bread loaf pan, so I also used a 3 qt. pyrex baking dish. It worked out ok.