Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Everyday Whole Wheat Bread

Everyday Whole Wheat Bread from Vegan Dad on Vimeo.

My first recipe video. I did not like the video quality via Blogger, so I created a Vimeo account and posted it here from there. I also had to drop the soundtrack because of copyright issues (Facebook deleted it right away), so I will have to work on that. I think I have learned a bit about colour schemes, lighting, shots, etc., so hopefully these get better over time (like learning how to spell "hydrated.") Here's the ingredients if that helps:

INGREDIENTS
- 17 oz hard whole wheat flour
- 1 tbsp instant yeast
- 18 fl oz warm soy milk
- 11.25 oz white bread flour
- 2.25 tsp salt
- 4.5 tbsp sugar
- 3 oz oil

21 comments:

Misty said...

Thanks for posting this. I have made bread tons of times in the past but it never comes out shaped quite right. After watching you I think I can get it right for once hahaha!! My kids and I have enjoyed a few of your recipes, they rock! Thanks again!

Magdalena said...

the quality is so much better. and thanks for writing down the ingredients also. can't wait to make it.

Deb Schiff said...

Great first video. Perhaps a narration might work for you? Otherwise, you might consider asking around if local musicians could contribute some of their original music.

Sarah said...

36 min? That doesn't seem long enough!

J.G. said...

Not bad at all considering this is your first video. I enjoyed it. Now I just wish I had bread flour to make it :)

mhowden said...

Nice job on this video. I followed your work on the bread baker's apprentice, too.
I wonder if you have tried any of the recipes in Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a Day, or any of the sequel books? I was an old-school bread baker (do not own an electric mixer nor a bread machine) and have "converted" to the ABin5 method. My 13 year-old son has been making crusty boules, truly 5 minutes of prep time per day if you follow their techniques: no kneading, loose dough, virtually no clean-up (the authors include clean-up time in that 5 minute allotment!). Since you are so busy with work and family, you may find it a useful technique for hectic days. We now make all our bread using the ABin5 method; the authors refined it a bit in subsequent books. We use a lot of the recipes in Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day.
ps--have no interest in the 5 a Day books, just find the techniques useful.

kindercuisine said...

I think it looks great, especially for a first attempt. Well done! There are some great copyright free music sites out there which you would be able to use with a simple attribution credit at the end.

Jo said...

Cool, thanks!

VCA = said...

OMYumminess!

I want to try this! Great video, thanks a lot!

xox
Vegan Cabin Adventure

Alex said...

You make it look so simple!

adma-8d said...

YEY! I looove video tutorials! They're so much easier to follow, yet it must give you a lot more work ^^''
Thank you so much! Hope you keep them coming! :D

Such said...

Made this last night. WOW!!! So good!

Derek said...

I love it! It's helpful to see the process as the bread develops. Keep the videos coming.

Anne said...

I love making bread! Ever since my family went vegan (almost 3 years ago) I've made all our bread. This looks like another yummy one to try! Bread is one thing the omni's ask me to make!

mhowden said...

Hi,
Enjoyed your comments on The Baker's Apprentice and wondered if you have read Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day? I was skeptical as I've always made traditional hand-kneaded breads (don't own an electric mixer nor a bread machine). But time constraints got me interested in the books by Francois and Hertzberg, so we tried their technique, first on a plain boule. Really, really good with excellent crisp crust. And really true that you have about 5 minutes of work time invested (including clean-up) per day. Please post your experiences if you decide to try their technique. Must say I'd tried many other "lose dough" methods and none has produced decent bread.
I have no interest in ABin5, just bought their book and like it.

Sara M said...

So I just finished baking this bread- great video, preparation wasn't difficult, it smelled wonderful in the oven. I thought it was going to be the first succesful loaf of bread I've made. I go to flip it out of the pan to cool and the whole thing broke apart lengthwise. *Sigh*.... I guess now I'll make breadcrumbs and try again later!

Jojomon said...

That looks absolutely delicious!! I need a new oven - mine doesn't work right and I'd be too scared to make it if I didn't know the exact temperature it's cooking at.

Effective Communications said...

Hooray for a video; very helpful! I will surely try this asap.

C said...

I love this, more video recipes please!
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this for us, I sincerely appreciate it!

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness, this is the best whole wheat bread recipe. I have been searching for a really good sandwich bread recipe that is whole wheat plus vegan. Thankyou for the great video showing how to get the dough into nice loaves! Am making another batch as we speak and will keep this recipe from here on out.

Vegan Dad said...

Sarah: 36 mins works for me. Makes a tender loaf that does not dry out too quickly over the next day.

Sara M: This is bizarre. Rolling the dough should prevent such a break. Did you have a hard time getting it out of the pan? You will note in the video that I have lined mine with parchment paper to make it easy to get the loaves out.

Mhowden: I did but that book and tried a few loaves. I then gave the book away. The loaves were pretty good, but had nothing on Reinhart.