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100% Whole Wheat Bread

100% Whole Wheat Bread

While home milling grains makes for delicious and nutritious bread, it does take new techniques and recipes to achieve consistent and great results. This is my new weekly standard for soft, fluffy sandwich loaves.

Oatmeal Bread with Cranberries & Pecans

Oatmeal Bread with Cranberries & Pecans

One of the main reasons I researched and purchased a new mixer was to make bread on a weekly basis. As noted in previous posts, my KitchenAid Pro 600 was not up to the task. I have been using the Electrolux Assistent weekly since February and couldn't be happier. Not...

The Search for a New Mixer, Part 1

A few years ago, I went through a bread baking phase. For over a year, I baked bread every weekend. Eventually, it became a chore and not a pleasure and I went back to buying my bread at the store. I would still bake bread on occasion, but it wasn't a weekly...

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day

Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day

Always a day late and a dollar short, I just discovered this intriguing book. I first read about it on one of my favorite food blogs, KitchenNut. I was so curious that I went to Amazon, read all the rave reviews and placed the book in my shopping cart. However, since...

Potato Sandwich Bread

Potato Sandwich Bread

We make sandwiches for our lunch on most days. We've grown accustomed to homemade bread and store bought will just not do anymore. For months, I've been tinkering with a potato bread recipe. I based it on a recipe from the King Arthur Flour web site. I added a bit and...

Such Great Heights

Such Great Heights

I never seem to be able to get my loaves of bread to reach the heights I aspire to. I see photos of towering loaves cresting voluptuously out of bread pans. Mine peek their tops over the edge, yet seem to shrink down a bit while baking. I don't get 'oven spring', I...

Biga is betta

Biga is betta

I have been on a bread baking journey since March of this year. It has become a weekly ritual in which I bake sandwich bread for our lunches during the week. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail. Each time I learn something new. I have...

Cook's Illustrated Has Failed Me

I've been a subscriber to Cook's Illustrated, both print and online for a few years. I watch America's Test Kitchen faithfully and own many of their cookbooks. Their claim to fame is that they test recipes to perfect them so you don't have to. For the most part this...