Barley French Bread and Barley Fry Bread

Barley French Bread and Barley Fry Bread

Barley French Bread and Barley Fry Bread
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 cup cooked barley, whole
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 T. salt
  • 3 cups natural white flour
  • 1 ½ T saf-instant yeast
  • For the Fry bread add the following to the recipe:
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 more tablespoon yeast
  • add flour until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a WonderMix with dough hook attachment combine all of the ingredients in order using half of the amount of flour and with the yeast on the top.
  2. Begin mixing, continue adding the rest of the flour until it cleans the sides of the bowl. Knead at the point for six more minutes to let the dough develop the gluten.
  3. Divide dough into 2 pieces. Roll each piece out into a oval shape. Roll from each side to the center and crimp the dough to stay together. Place on or in French bread pan or jelly roll pan. Brush with egg if desired and let rise until double. Just before baking cut slits in tip of dough with knife. Place bread in preheated oven. Then drop the temperature to 325 degrees and bake for 20 -25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the bread reaches 210 degrees
  4. Using an instant read Thermometer is a easy way to check the temp of the bread. When bread is almost done insert thermometer into bread and when temp reaches 210 degrees French bread is done. 180 degrees is for normal breads.

French breads are comfort foods to start with and adding barley just makes it that much more comforting.