Now to the best part... Part 3!
After the flour is all ground up, I take hot water, yeast, salt, wheat flour, raw honey and oil and put it in the bread machine for about two hours and 50 minutes (to be exact). It makes the entire house smell yummy as the bread cooks. The extra flour I use for whole wheat pancakes, garlic bread sticks and chocolate chip cookies...oh! pizza dough too!
When I am waiting for my bread to finish...I make these delicious cookies...yum! Last week, I added dried cranberries which were even better in my opinion.
WHOLE WHEAT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
- 1 cup + 1 tablespoon refined coconut oil, room temperature
- 6 ounces coconut sugar
- 6 ounces unrefined sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons vanilla
- 15 ounces whole wheat flour
- 1¼ teaspoons baking soda
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1¼ pounds semi-sweet chocolate chips
- In a large bowl with a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, cream together the coconut oil, coconut sugar, and unrefined sugar until well combined.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and beat.
- Beat in the remaining ingredients, except for the chocolate chips.
- When well combined, add in the chocolate chips.
- Roll into sixteen 3.5 ounce balls and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (176 degrees C). Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat or a piece of parchment paper.
- Place 6 balls on the cookie sheet and bake for 11 – 14 minutes. The cookies might still appear slightly undone in the middle but they will continue to bake.
- Remove the cookies along with the Silpat or parchment paper from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
- Remove the cookies to a wire rack to continue cooling.
- Once cool, store in an airtight container for up to 3 – 5 days. (This recipe came from an article from the NYT)
After the bread is done, take it out and let it cool. My kids love the warm bread so it usually is *taste tested* each time! I store it on my counter in a plastic bread bag and we cut off pieces as we go.
This bread is so yummy and can be enjoyed with sandwich meats, alone, toasted or even used as french toast! Remember, I am SO NEW to this and I am learning too!