Whole wheat bread you will actually eat & Cold Garden Pizza ~Light Recipes

01/15/2012 8:00 am · 0 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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Photo Credit King Arthur Flour

Thanks to Christine for this recipe

I make our own bread, I buy about 4 loaves a year. I have tried many recipes and this one gets 5 stars from everyone who tries it!

Whole wheat bread you will actually eat! (and enjoy)

In a stand mixer (kitchenaid or other)

2 1/2 cups warm water
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup gluten flour (Winco bulk section)
3 cups whole wheat flour (best if straight from your grinder)
Start mixing on 2
Add:
1 1/2 TB yeast
Let the yeast mix in and then turn your mixer off for 5 minutes to let the dough sponge.
Start mixer and add:
1/3 cup oil
1 1/2 TB lemon juice
1/2 TB salt
Let mix on 2 for 5 minutes
Slowly add 3-4 more cups of whole wheat flour until a ball forms and no longer sticks to the sides.
Place dough in greased bowl and let rise untill double. Shape into 3 loaves and place in 8X4inch loaf pans. Let rise till double and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

This bread is soft and fluffy and spongey like wonder bread but doesn’t stick to the roof of your mouth! It will stay just as yummy on the counter in a plastic bag for about 4 days before it starts to get a little dry. Plus, it is 100% healthy and natural! Freezes well too and I even use this dough to make “healthy” cinnamon rolls.

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Thanks to Lindsay for this recipe

Cold Garden Pizza

1 can pilsbury crescent dough
1 bag tossed salad
8 oz. cream cheese (use lite and its better for you)
2 cloves of garlic

1. open crescent dough can and spread dough out into a pizza circle shape or leave as the rectangle onto a baking sheet.

2. stab the dough with a fork to prevent bubbles and bake in oven according to package instructions.

3. Let cool

4.mince the garlic; mix with the cream cheese.

5. spread the cream cheese mixture onto cooled pizza crust.

6. top with bagged salad

7. If you prefer top with any additional veggies, or if you husband is like mine and has to have meat with everything top with any light meat toppings: mini pepperonis or cubed ham and grilled chicken is great!

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