Monday, June 28, 2010


My mom has always made the best bread. I finally got her to share her secrets with me and now I'm sharing them with you. SHHHH, DON'T TELL HER!
Mom adds, dough enhancer, vital wheat gluten, and soy lecithin (these are the secret ingredients to moist yummy melt-in-your-mouth bread) if you don't have them or can't find them that's ok you can leave them out and still have yummy bread.
2 cups lukewarm water
2 tbs yeast
1/2 cup honey
1/2 oats
3/4 tbs salt
1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
2 tbs soy lecithin
2 tbs dough enhancer
5+/- cups whole wheat flour
Mix water, yeast, and honey together. Add oats, salt, wheat gluten, soy lecithin, and dough enhancer. Mix until smooth. Add flour a cup at a time until dough forms. Knead 15 minutes. Shape into loaves and let rise until double. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until done.
NOTES: We (as in Mom and I) do not do a double rise (letting the dough rise and then shaping the loaves and letting it rise again) but you are welcome to try it.
I'm super EXCITED to announce that Rachael's Favorite Recipes has a NEW cookbook!
Here are just a few of the recipes you'll find inside: Boston Cream Pie cupcakes, homemade ice cream, Lemon-lime BBQ chicken, Rachael's Famous Chocolate Sheet Cake, and tons more.

Now for the BEST part!

To thank everyone for their support and super nice comments, I will be giving one of these away this Thursday! I will draw one lucky winner from my followers list (so if you're not a follower yet, better get on that list!). Check back Thursday to see if you're the winner! If you don't win don't worry I'll tell you how you can purchase a copy for yourself! Stay tuned. . . .


  1. WAY to go rachel!
    I love your recipes you keep our family feed well