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.
10 thoughts on “TWD- Whole Wheat Loaf”
Glad there was a small break in the heat so you could bake these loaves!
It's the taste that matters most, anyhow. We really loved this bread and will be making it again.
Heat and baking are not always a great combination…This was a nice bread and pretty friendly. If only more things in life were this simple.
This is one great recipe–tastes delicious. We liked it.
The taste is what matters – glad you enjoyed it.
Oh no. Is that what happens if you let it rise longer than instructed. I always wondered if it would make much difference.At least it was tasty!!
I made a second batch and did the same thing – left it too long on the rise and flat it went! I was going to gift it … but we are eating it instead 🙂 Happy Baking! Catherine http://www.praycookblog.comP.S. Your cakes look incredible!
Here I am complaining about 90+ degree days. Hopefully we'll both be enjoying fall weather soon! I agree, the flavor was great.
Yummm, I love homemade bread! I admit I take the lazy way out and use my breadmaker's dough feature to do all the kneading, but then I put it in a loaf pan so I feel like a home bakin' champion. I skipped this recipe, but now I'm regretting it a bit! Looks awesome. 🙂
I'm so glad that you enjoyed the bread!