Easy Whole Wheat Hearth Bread

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King Arthur says that this bread is basically the one that appeared on the back of flour packages as “The Easiest Bread You’ll Ever Bake.” They’re probably right; although it’s not as easy as, say, a no-knead recipe, it’s certainly one of the nicest and easiest to work with doughs I’ve ever made. I substituted the final bits of my 12-grain flour blend and some semolina to give it some more heft, and divided into individual rolls for sandwiches throughout the week; the recipe divided well into twelve sandwich sized rolls. Read more…

Whole Wheat Pancakes

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When the weekend rolls around, I want relatively quick, tasty and filling meal in the morning. We usually get up late enough that we don’t eat both breakfast and lunch, instead relying on our brunch to fill us up until dinner. But we’re also more inclined to go for a traditional breakfast food instead of something more lunchy. Thus, we fall back on pancakes a lot. The batter goes together in a flash, and the whole batch cooks up in less than 20 minutes usually. Normally we go for Alton Brown’s standard buttermilk pancakes, which is our favorite recipe, but last weekend I wanted to mix it up a bit to keep us from getting bored. Flipping through AB’s book I’m Just Here for More Food, I decided to go for the whole wheat pancakes, which are almost identical to the regular pancakes, they just use whole wheat flour instead. Read more…

Oatmeal Wheat Sandwich Bread

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Hey everyone, I’m back, and I have a ton of posts to write up. First, the weekly bread! I try to mix it up when I’m making sandwich bread for the week, and last week I decided to go for a straight up classic sandwich loaf bread. I am constantly on the crusade for the perfect sandwich loaf, and one of the stipulations is that I be able to slice it fairly thinly without it falling apart. Read more…