Tuesday, September 18, 2012

TWD- Whole Wheat Loaf

What is it about homemade bread that is so comforting, that reminds you of growing up? Even for me, whose mom didn't make homemade bread, it's just something that makes me feel so content, like I should curl up on the couch with a blanket and a book.
Ok, it's actually been like 100 degrees where I live and I wasn't crazy about the idea of turning on the oven, but today was only about 83 so I decided to make this week's TWD for whole wheat bread.
The recipe comes together pretty quickly as far as bread goes: whisk together warm water, yeast and honey. Once the yeast blooms, add bread flour (I used all-purpose) and wheat flour (I used Trader Joe's 100% whole wheat white flour, my favorite). Knead in the stand mixer until smooth. Let it rise a couple times:
I think I let mine rise too long in the loaf pan because it was flat on top. So it's not pretty, but it tasted delicious. The texture is moist and chewy, great for butter and honey.
Michele of Veggie Num Nums and Teresa of The Family That Bakes Together will have the recipe.