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Make whole wheat flat bread

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Make whole wheat flat bread



Today's {delicious} recipe is from Beccijo, whose The Enchanted Cupboard">shop is filled with handpainted wood toys and dolls.

Whole Wheat Flat Bread by Beccijo

This past summer my family made a plan to go without air conditioning for as long as we could. We made it until the very hot month parts of August and September but still used it sparingly when we did turn it on. The one downside to this plan was baking bread in the hot days of summer.

About 2 years ago, I started grinding my own wheat for our bread and baked goods. The benefits of fresh ground wheat are overwhelming and outweigh an extra work it makes for me. So now I was faced with over heating our house or giving up my baking. I was not prepared to do either and I researched other options.



When I first started my homestead, green living lifestyle I was in love with the idea that I could make anything. Our own ketchup, hamburger buns, salad dressing, and laundry soap to name a few of the things we make for ourselves. It was so rewarding to know that when we ran out of something it did not mean a trip to the grocery store. Instead, we could mix a few ingredients we already had in the pantry.

I started researching other ways to make bread-type items without the use of an oven. I checked out bread makers and bought an inexpensive bread maker that is working out nicely and is great for mixing up dough that I may use for rolls or pizzas! I also found some great recipes that are for making flat breads on the stove top. The kids and I experimented and made a recipe that works for us. It has a good bit of oil in it but it makes a nice dough that is easy for kids to roll out.



RECIPE

2 cups of whole wheat flour [note from Jen: organic whole wheat or whole spelt can be used here as well]
1.5 cups all purpose flour
0.5 tsp of baking powder
7 tsp of oil
1 cup very hot water

- 3 minutes of kneading
- 15 minutes to rest under wet warm towel
- then form into golf ball sized balls
- next roll out and cook on a cast iron grill or non stick pan, cooking on medium heat
- cook one side until browned and then flip



Enjoy!

Here is a sweet painted toy, a woodland accessory set, from Beccijo's shop!

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16 Comments:

Blogger Simple Mama said...

Those look yummy! I'll have to give them a try this week. My kids would love something a bit different for lunch!

May 20, 2010 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Looks great, going to try this!

May 20, 2010 at 8:51 AM  
Blogger busterandboo said...

Can't wait to try this! I'd like to hear more about how Beccijo grinds her own wheat, and makes ketchup!

May 20, 2010 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger mrsbeccijo said...

I will work on that Sara! Best Ketchup in the world!!!

The kids love this recipe and there is so much you can do with it and put on it!
Fold it over for flatbread sandwich or use it for a quick and kid friendly pizza!

Beccijo
http://www.etsy.com/shop/theenchantedcupboard

May 20, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger FairiesNest said...

Those look delicious!I'll have to give that a try.

May 20, 2010 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger EvesLittleEarthlings said...

I ground my own flour for years with a hand grinder. It was a fun activity for the kids I babysat and a great workout!

May 20, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Saints and Spinners said...

Cool! Thanks for posting this.

May 20, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Naturalearthfarm said...

Thank you Beccijo,
This will be wonderful this summer - so as to not use the oven and when we do have the woodstove going, we could make them on the top of the woodstove.
Warm wishes, Tonya

May 20, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger CURLYMONKEY said...

Oh I HAVE to try this! Thank you Beccijo! :)

May 20, 2010 at 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Pinkhouse Handworks said...

Oh yummy. Can't wait to try this recipe!

May 20, 2010 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Polar Bear Creations said...

Thank you for sharing this.
I will try it for sure. :0)
I make bread dough with the "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" book. It's the easiest and fastest way to make bread..
I have not found any whole grains yet to grind flour myself though.

May 20, 2010 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger kat said...

yum!

May 20, 2010 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

This looks delicious...thanks for sharing!
Will be trying this!

May 20, 2010 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger germandolls said...

Beccijo, we live in an old house that has NO airconditioning period!
So we try to make it through the summer with a couple of fans that have a watertank. They are like swampcoolers. We only turn them for a couple of hours when it's too unbearable. We are the same way with the heat in the winter. Makes the kids tough.
I have a nice recipe for wholewheat pizza on the grill! It is so simple and the kids love it so much that we make it in the winter in oven...
Yes, we want the ketchup recipe, Pretty Please!

May 21, 2010 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger The Sitting Tree said...

Yum! I'm going to see if I can make a gluten free version!

May 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Anonymous The Magic Onions said...

Oh my... we are so going to make these!!! They look delicious!
Blessings and magic,
Donni - Fairyfolk

May 23, 2010 at 8:13 PM  

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