Another Tip to Milling and Cooking with Fresh Whole Grains
Tip #11 - Olive Oil vs. Other oils
It was through trial and errors that lead me to writing Tips 10- 13 which are a medley of this vs. that.
These tips are for a whole wheat loaf of bread using freshly milled four.
Olive oil has a flavor. Most of the time it is mild and perfect for a loaf of yeast bread. If you want the benefits, but not a lot of the flavor keep it to 1TBS for a 1.5 pound loaf.
It is a more healthy oil than most others.
Many are more easily available and less flavored.
If choosing canola oil for benefits, try a blend of veggie and canola for the flavor aspect.
Vegetable oil works best if you change the TBS measurement to tsp and adjust. It just seems too heavy.
Enova is a light alternative
If I had kept all the early attempts at making whole wheat bread from my own freshly milled flour - which they may have lasted for years since they were so solid - I could have built a pretty nice brick barbeque out of them for our back yard. It is my hope that you wont build an extra building but will enjoy the fruits of your labor by learning from my mistakes!