Posts Tagged ‘whole wheat bread’

 . . . does it take to make someone feel not-so-bad about baking three loaves of not-so-hot bread?   According to my numbers, 176.    Croutons, anyone?   And no, I didn’t count the breadcrumbs. 


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Now that I’ve had time away from the bread, I’ve gone back and retasted it.  This morning I had some of the oatmeal bread with breakfast, and I’m having some of the sunflower seed bread now.

In my opinion, the bread made in the bread machine tastes the best.  The flour for it is almost 2:1 whole wheat to white flour.  The consistency of the machine bread is lighter and the flavor not so heavy.  It’s good with just a little butter.  It is a bit crumbly so it has to be sliced thick for toasting.  My thin slices this morning kept trying to fold up in the toaster.  I can say for sure I will make this Oatmeal Wheat Bread recipe again.

The Sunflower Sesame Wheat Bread I’m still thinking about.  It pretty much just tastes like wheat flour.  I could play with the recipe and add more honey and molasses, I think it would be great to eat with some honey on top.  It’s good with just butter, the seeds are visible and chewy, the flour flavor is not off-putting.   The loaves are very heavy; the bread is very filling.  I think I’ll take two of the loaves and put them in the freezer in sections to take down occasionally.  And I think I’ll use half of the first loaf to make bread crumbs for salads and soup, or maybe croutons.  Then next week I can experiment with a couple more bread recipes.  Already I’m wanting to alter some recipes to experiment.  I think I can really end up with some good solid breads.   It’s fun to play!

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