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. 🙂

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 doesn’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. 🙂 And hopefully it won’t go off again during my next presentation…

Olive Oil, Rosemary, Garlic Bread

“Garlic. Would you please make some type of garlic bread,” my friend asked? Although I’ve done several different kinds, and all were hits with my friends, I wanted to try something different this time for my bread and soup night. I wracked my brain (and my refrigerator) for an idea. I had some fresh rosemary so I decided to use it along with the garlic, and thought using olive oil might add some extra flavor. Sounds like it has potential, doesn’t it?

“My final, considered judgment is that the hardy bulb [garlic] blesses and ennobles everything it touches – with the possible exception of ice cream and pie.”
Angelo Pellegrini, ‘The Unprejudiced Palate’ (1948)

Olive Oil, Rosemary, Garlic Bread

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 2 tablespoons 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 doesn’t touch the liquid.
  2. Bake on basic setting . Cool at least 15 minutes on wire racks before slicing.

The verdict?

This was a huge hit! “It has almost a sweet taste, an Asian taste to it. Really good! Fantastic.” One person said they thought it was the best bread they have ever eaten, and they think they will write a song about it. 🙂

Here are some of my other original bread recipes:

Sourdough Quinoa Bread:  http://lifeofcolors.com/2012/06/13/sourdough-quinoa-bread/

Cottage Cheese Hemp Bread:  http://lifeofcolors.com/2012/06/10/cottage-cheese-hemp-bread-machine/

Savory Mozarella Garlic Bread (Machine) Recipe:  http://lifeofcolors.com/2012/05/29/savory-mozarella-garlic-bread-machine-recipe/

Sourdough Onion Bread (Machine) Recipe: http://lifeofcolors.com/2012/05/25/sourdough-onion-bread-machine-recipe/

Do you think you might like this bread enough to write a song about it? 🙂 Let me know if you try it and what you think in the comments. Or, do you have other ideas for making garlic bread?