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Jeff McNeal's Whole Wheat Bread

Jeff McNeal’s Whole Wheat Bread

Ingredients: 1-1/2cups water, 110 degrees Fahrenheit 1-1/2 teaspoons yeast 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 2 Tbs honey 1 Tablespoon gluten 3-1/2 to 3-3/4 cup 100 percent organic Methow Hard Red Wheat Flour 1-1/2 teaspoons table salt 2 Tablespoons of melted butter Method: Bloom yeast in water with sugar mixed in. Place dry ingredients in mixer… Continued

Judy Prichard's Whole Wheat Bread

Judy Prichard’s Whole Wheat Bread

  Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Bread Cookbook, 1963 Yields 2 loaves Ingredients 1 Packaged (1 tbsp.) dry yeast 1/4 Cup Water 2 1/2 Cups Hot Water 1/2 Cup Honey 3 Teaspoons Salt 1/4 Cup Butter *Whole Wheat Bread Flour (Bluebird’s Methow Hard Red Wheat or Pasayten Hard White Wheat Flour) *Sunflower, Pumpkin, Sesame, and… Continued

Rye Pretzels

Rye Pretzels

Recipe Compliments of Washington Food Artisans: Farm Stories And Chef Recipes  When Dana Cree was pastry chef at Poppy’s restaurant in Seattle, she used rye flour from Bluebird Grain Farms 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… Continued

No Knead Yeasted Einkorn Bread

No Knead Yeasted Einkorn Bread

Ingredients 5 cups of Bluebird Einka® Flour 1  ¾  cups warm water ¼ tsp dry active yeast 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp honey (optional)  Method In small bowl add honey to warm water, stir until honey liquidates. Mix flour, salt and yeast together in a large mixing bowl. Pour honey water into flour mixture  and stir… Continued

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


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

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