Sometimes I just need some good old homemade whole wheat bread.
It soothes a myriad of ailments, and makes my house smell good to boot.
I’ve been working on perfecting mine, as I’ve never been especially good at yeast baking. I think I may have finally gotten to where it at least rises every time. For a while there, I had these solid little lumps of doughy whole wheat. Kind of like a brick. One of those hasn’t shown up in my kitchen for a while now, though, so I think I may be out of the woods on that particular phase.
The next phase of my breadmaking career was the part where I kept making loaves that were too dry. They tasted great, and held together just swimmingly right out of the oven. Then, a few hours later, they were a crumbly mess. Too much flour, I was told.
Then, about a month ago, a lovely woman taught a class at a church activity about bread making. I had the same wheat grinder as her, and the same mixer, so I figured I couldn’t blame the bread problems on my equipment, at least. So I went. She gave me the perfect recipe, and I haven’t had a bread problem since.
So, my lovlies, if you’re a little less than savvy in the bread making department, maybe you should give this little beauty a try. It makes your house small absolutely amazing, and it tastes great too.
Download the .pdf recipe here.
Homemade whole wheat bread. Yum.
3 thoughts on “Something in the Air, or The Quest for the Perfect Homemade Whole Wheat Bread Recipe”
I can smell it from here. Please, please can I have some?
So great that you finally found THE perfect recipe!!! That makes me happy for you! I’m scared to make bread… but I sure love to eat it. Maybe I’ll be brave… SOMEday! *:D*
I’m going to give your recipe a try, but I think I may have to halve the recipe. I have made quite a bit of whole wheat bread in the past and have found that a lot depends on the wheat itself. I have had wheat that turned out wonderful bread every time, and I have had wheat that turned out little flat loaves no matter what. The best I ever had was from a health food store that carried Deaf Smith County wheat, sure wish I could find some more of the same.