Wheat, Oat, Hemp Bread Recipe (Machine)

I’m in a six-week seminar that is teaching me how to teach. On Thursday It was my first presentation and I was being videoed. The class was listening intently as I spoke about hospitality… until the fire alarm went off! So I was asked to start over. And guess what? After a few minutes the fire alarm went off again! On the third try, I was able to do the whole presentation.

Now, I don’t know about you, but getting up in front of people is not my favorite thing to do… especially when it’s being videoed and critiqued by the others. And, having two fire alarms kind of messed with me. But, I survived. ๐Ÿ™‚

It helped that I had the bread machine going in the classroom and served bread just before I started. The more you can involve the class, the better. And through the bread, the butter, the home-made jam, the plates, and the specially folded napkins, I was also showing them hospitality… doing the little extra things to make each person feel special and cared about.

True hospitality is marked by an open response to the dignity of each and every person. – Kathleen Norris

I didn’t take pictures of the plates because I was in class. And, the bread was done with the timer on the machine, so I couldn’t supervise the process. But here is a picture of how the bread turned out:

Wheat, Oat, Hemp Bread for the bread machine – one 2 lb. loaf

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 4 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 3 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dry active yeast

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into pan of bread machine in order listed. Make a well to put the yeast into so it doesnโ€™t touch the liquid.
  2. Bake on basic setting . Cool at least 15 minutes on wire racks before slicing.

The verdict?

Everybody said it was really good! I will make it again.

The verdict on the video? I’ll find out on Tuesday when I get individual feedback from my teacher.

The verdict on the fire alarm? I think my presentation would have been better if I hadn’t been interrupted twice, but there was grace extended. ๐Ÿ™‚ And hopefully it won’t go off again during my next presentation…

Cottage Cheese Hemp Bread (Machine)

Do you ever wonder if you are getting enough protein? Do you need some extra energy? Today I thought I would challenge myself to come up with a bread that would have lots of protein in it just for the fun of it. Forget the protein shakes with a bunch of extra chemicals in them and try this bread instead. ๐Ÿ™‚

“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight.” – M.F.K. Fisher

Cottage Cheese Hemp Bread

  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup milk (or soy milk)
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons dry active yeast

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into pan of bread machine in order listed. Make a well to put the yeast into so it doesnโ€™t touch the liquid.
  2. Bake on basic setting . Cool at least 15 minutes on wire racks before slicing.

This one rose higher than it should have, hit the top of the bread machine and sank. Because of the high altitude here I should have used a little less yeast. (I’m working on the dye to make this loaf into edible art. I’ll post the results tomorrow).

“A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou.” – Omar Khayyam

The verdict? Even though it sank, it’s a solid, moist, tasty bread… and a great way to get some protein! ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you think about it? Do you really enjoy your bread, or is it just something with carbs that you stay away from? Have you had a good time with friends around a loaf of bread? I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments!

 

Caught My Eye

I hadn’t really planned on buying it, but the 10 grams of protein per serving, omega 3 and 6, and fiber on the packaging caught my eye. It suggested sprinkling the product on salad, cereal and yogurt. I thought it might be great for a smoothie! So, I bought my first ever “hemp hearts” (raw shelled hemp seeds) yesterday.

And this morning I made a smoothie. ๐Ÿ™‚

“All Great Things are Simple, and Many can be Expressed in Single Words: Freedom, Justice, Honor, Duty, Mercy, Hope, Smoothies.” – unknown

Here is my approximate recipe (I don’t generally measure ingredients in smoothies):

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 2 cups vanilla soymilk
  • 3 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Blend all ingredients together. Makes 2 servings.

“May the Smoothie be with you…Always” – unknown

Some people might blend it for more time than I did so it becomes much more smooth. But, I liked it this way.

The verdict? Delicious and extremely nutritious! I will definitely be making this again.