attemping copycat dave's killer bread
Have you ever had Dave’s Killer Bread before? It’s kind of my favorite.
Seedy and a bit chewy… mmmm. The price though. Not so much. I’ll randomly pick a loaf up here and there. We go through a lot of bread in our house, so I like to look for something that’s more affordable but is still good for me. Lately I’ve been purchasing the whole wheat bakery loaf from Chuck’s Produce (my favorite store around here), which has about 5 ingredients in it. The same ingredients I’d use for homemade bread, except theirs seems to turn out better texture wise than my sandwich bread I’ve made.
Anyways, back to Dave’s…
I came across a couple copycat recipes, so I decided to try one of them out. Was it a good copycat of DKB? No… I didn’t think I was eating DKB, but it sure was delicious!
If you want a yummy whole grain sandwich bread with some extra special stuff in it (quinoa, flax seed, rolled oats, cracked wheat, sunflower seeds), then give this bread a go! Also, make sure you have half a day available for it. There is lots of rising and waiting, but if you’re going to be home anyways, or at least home every few hours to kneed and replace in a bowl, then I highly recommend this recipe.
Copycat Dave’s Killer Bread
recipe from here
- 2¼ cup warm water
- 2 tbsp yeast
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- ¼ cup flax seed
- ¼ cup cracked wheat
- ¼ cup red oats (or any other thick cut oat you have)
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup quinoa
- 4 cup whole wheat flour (approx)Directions
- In your kitchen aid or mixer, add your warm water. Sprinkle the yeast on top and let sit for a few minutes. Add your honey, salt, molasses, coconut oil and give it a quick mix.
- Add the rest of your dry ingredients, minus the flour and mix again, just to wet the ingredients.
- Slowly add your flour. Just until the dough pulls away from your bowl.
- Throw it on a floured counter and give it a good knead. Just until the dough stops absorbing the flour.
- Wash your dough bowl out. Dry it off and coat it with some oil. Place your dough in the bowl, cover with a warm damp towel and let rise until double in size.
- Punch down, knead it out again, place back in bowl. Let it rise double in size, punch down, knead it out and cut the dough in half.
- Take out two loaf pans, spray with oil.
- Knead out your two dough balls, create your loaves and place in pans. Cover the tops with a light oil ( I used olive oil). Cover with a damp warm towel and let rise until you have nice round crowns on both.
- Heat your oven to 425 degrees F.
- Remove towel, throw your bread in the oven and cook for approx. 30 minutes.
- To make sure your bread is cooked thoroughly, flip your loaf out onto a hot pad and flick the bottom. If it sounds hollow, your bread is done!Hope you enjoy this one!
Have you ever attempted a copycat bread? What’s your favorite bread?