Our lifestyle is a choice and some may view it as a lot of work, but we are healthier and happier individuals.
I love the wonderful smells that permeate my home and escape my windows to the outdoors tantalizing the men as they work. For me it is a “Simple Pleasure” being good to my family and pulling at their heart strings by means of their bellies! 🙂
We purchase our raw ingredients in bulk and no longer purchase anything packaged. By doing so, we save a lot of money and are much healthier.
I make various types of breads each week to be eaten with our meals, for lunch sandwiches and even just a handy snack.
This week I specially made “Trayer Wilderness Kaiser Rolls” to go along with elk burgers and made our traditional weekly loaf breads which I will share with you next week.
- 4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp malt powder (I substitute molasses)
- 1 tbsp butter or oil (I used olive oil)
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 1/2 cups water
- sesame seeds or poppy seeds (optional)
- garlic, onions or season salt (optional)
- Combine 3 1/2 cups flour and other dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Mix well and add in water, eggs and oil.
- Knead by hand for approximately 10 minutes or 5 to 7 minutes in a mixer.
- The dough should be tacky, but not terribly wet.
- Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and allow to rise until double the size in a warm place. Approximately an hour.
- Sprinkle in the remaining 1/2 cup of flour and grab tennis ball sized pieces of dough and knead and shape the dough and place on baking stone or cookie sheet.
- Allow to rise once again for about an hour.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Before placing in the oven get an additional egg white and brush the egg white onto the top of the rolls to allow it to get golden brown while baking. Add sesame seeds or poppy seeds to your liking. If you would like to add seasoning now would be the time to sprinkle on your desired seasonings.
- Bake roughly 20 minutes.
NOTE: To make this recipe Gluten Free replace the 4 cups of wheat flour with 4 cups of Better Batter Gluten Free Flour and change the amount of water from 1 1/2 cups to 2 cups and add 2 tbsp oil or butter. Also mix this batter very hard and vigorously versus kneading it the 1st time. Gluten Free bread batters need all your muscles and like being beat up for best results.