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Grilled Flatbread

Grilled Flatbread

Last week I taught a “baking with ancient grains” cooking class. With 2 hours to wow and inspire my students, and a tiny oven, I had to come up with recipes that could be prepared and baked together. On the menu was emmer coffee cake, onion galette with einka crust, and  grilled flatbread, three ways.… Continued

Challah

Yields: 2 Medium Loaves Ingredients: 2 Tbs. active, dry yeast 1 cup lukewarm water 3-5 Tbs. honey, sugar, brown sugar, or molasses, depending on sweetness desired ¼ cup melted butter or oil 4 large eggs 1 Tbs. salt 6-8 cups flour* 2 cups golden raisins or currants (optional) ¼ cup poppy and/or sesame seeds (optional)… Continued

Cinnamon Orange Swirl Bread

Compliments of: Chef Becky Selengut of Cornucopia Cuisine This recipe takes that childhood favorite of sprinkling cinnamon and sugar over toast and combines it all together into a nostalgic loaf spiraled throughout with freshly ground cinnamon and dark brown sugar. In the heat of the oven, the cinnamon-sugar becomes its own internal glaze for the… Continued

Classic Whole Wheat Loaf

Compliments of: Bluebird Grain Farms Yields 2 loaves The Sponge: 2 ½ Tbs active dry yeast 1 Cup lukewarm water 1 tsp. molasses 2 Cups whole wheat bread flour (Hard Red, Hard White, or Emmer (bread will be denser with emmer flour, you can also blend a ½ Cup Rye Flour for a stronger flavor).… Continued

No Knead Crusty Emmer Bread

No Knead Crusty Emmer Bread

Adapted from Jim Lahey’s My Bread Yields: 1 loaf Ingredients 2 Cups Emmer flour, plus some for dusting 1 Cup Unbleached all-purpose flour ½ Teaspoon yeast ¾ Teaspoon kosher salt 1 ¼ Cups cool water ½ Teaspoon coarse sea salt (optional) *Special Equipment: To make this recipe you will need a medium (3 quart) cast… Continued

Rye Pretzels

Rye Pretzels

Seattle restaurant Poppy’s former pastry chef, Dana Cree, used rye flour from Bluebird Grain to make these soft and chewy bite-size pretzels. Plump, golden and savory, they have just enough rye and caraway to set them apart from the crowd. Five dozen may sound like a lot, but they’re quick and fun to make, and… Continued

Naturally Leavened Whole Wheat Bread

Yield: 2 bread loaves Recipe by: Shane Ruoss This is a brief description of the naturally leavened, 100% whole wheat bread we make using Bluebird Grain flours. The combination of the whole grain flour and the natural leavening yields a wonderfully flavorful bread that is a healthful way to add whole grains to your diet. Having used… Continued