Stories and More is a project initiated by Chet Fery, an amateur bread baker, showing how random acts of kindness can change our lives and create a world community that is caring, supportive and secure. Chet Fery has given away over 10,000 loaves of bread to family, friends, colleagues and strangers. Through this effort he has created hundreds of stories that will touch your heart and stimulate your soul. Each Bread Time Story will inspire, instruct, motivate and also take you much further.
Honey Wheat Bread
A sweet multi-grain bread with a hint of cinnamon
4 cups white bread flour
4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tbs. of instant yeast
1 tbs. of cinnamon
2 tsp. salt
3 tbs. of honey
2 tbs. of vegetable oil
3 1/2 cups of warm water (approx 140 degrees)
1 egg white
4 tbs. of oatmeal
Combine all dry ingredients into a large bowl, except oatmeal. Combine liquid ingredients, except egg white. Pour half of liquid to bowl and mix using plastic bowl scraper or spatula. Add remaining liquid and mix until dough is formed. Transfer dough to floured surface and knead for 5-8 minutes. Return to oiled bowl, cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Remove dough from bowl, knead lightly on a lightly floured surface and separate into 2 equal balls of dough. Knead lightly and shape into 2 loaves. Place in oiled bread pan or form 2 round loaves on a baking pan. Let rise another 45 minutes (or until doubled in size).
Beat egg white with 4 tbs. of warm water. Brush on loaves and sprinkle oatmeal on the tops of the bread. Score using a sharp knife and place in oven preheated to 400 degrees. Bake until bread is brown with a hallow sound when tapped. About 30-35 minutes. Remove from pans and place on cooling racks. Makes 2 hearty 2 lb. loaves of bread.
The mixture of egg white and water creates a “wash” that will brown the bread and allow the oatmeal to adhere to the bread.
From bread and stories to random acts of kindness you can find Chet giving back to his community by sharing and teaching others.
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