Monday, March 28, 2011

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Sweet Potato Fries

It is spring break for the two oldest kids and we are celebrating all week with some of their favourite meals!  Their first choice was a definite grilled cheese sandwich and fries and we were running quite low on our freezer stash of bread so we spent the afternoon baking.  In my opinion quinoa whole wheat bread is one of the easiest breads to make, plus the kids love it and it freezes really well.  We had sweet potato fries and broccoli on the side but our little Monday friend still hasn't loved any of our pre-dancing meals.  There is always next week, right?

Whole Wheat and Quinoa Bread
7 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups quinoa
1 1/2 cups steel cut oats
  4tbsp yeast
2 tbsp honey
6 tbsp vital wheat gluten
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup ground flax
1/4 cup oat bran
7-8 cups whole wheat flour

*Add room temperature butter, quinoa, and oats to milk in a large bowl.  Mix well and let sit for 45 minutes.
*Add remaining ingredients except flour and mix well.
*Add flour a little at a time until it is difficult to stir.
*Remove from bowl, and knead while adding flour for 8-10 minutes.
*Cover and let rise in a warm place for at least an hour.
*Liberally grease 5 loaf pans.
*Divide dough into 5 pieces and place in loaf pans.  Let rise again for at least 1 hour.
*Bake at 400 for 45-55 minutes.
*Allow to cool for at least 15-20 minutes before cutting!


  1. Don't worry, the said friend will come around. :)

    That bread looks SO good! Mmmmmm.

  2. not too worried yet, she's only 2 ;) the bread is delicious.

  3. Lots of time left, then. :) I'll let you know if/when I make the bread!