Fresh from the oven, Baking With Julia—Whole Wheat Loaves
We made bread for Tuesdays With Dorie this week. The bread recipe was simple (the mixer did all the kneading), and it rose up nicely. It tasted great, too!
Can I tell you, I am lucky to be able to record old Baking With Julia shows on PBS every Saturday. And one of the things I love most of all is Julia’s cute little snort-laugh in almost all the episodes. If you are able to catch any of the episodes, look for her laugh. Makes my day!
What is a gal to do with two loaves of fresh bread? Give one to a neighbor who is having a birthday. Worked perfectly this time.
Told you it rose nicely. Baked it for exactly 35 minutes.
The bread was easy to slice with a perfectly crisp outside and soft inside.
Here’s where someone will need to help Kayte at Grandma's Kitchen Table sit down, she might pass out when she hears that I didn’t do anything with chocolate for this one. I know, I could have at least spread some Nutella on a slice or something. You’ll never know, maybe I did and just didn’t photograph it. ;) I’ll never tell.
Everyone liked the bread around here. I have a question or just a little something that I don’t’ get—why can some bread be called whole wheat when it doesn’t only have whole wheat in it? This bread has about half whole wheat and half bread flour. So in my book, it’s not really whole wheat bread. This bread is whole wheat. 100% whole wheat, I guess that’s how some recipes get away with just calling them whole wheat is by not saying 100%. Just a little beef, I’ll get over it.
This is a great bread, not too whole-wheatty for those who don’t want that much fiber in their diets. My only other issue with it was by rolling up the flattened out dough, it left big air holes through the loaf. I did just what the recipe said to do. Hmm. Oh well.