Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Today's Loaves



The bread came out beautifully today. Actually, I have been having excellent success the last few weeks getting my dough to rise fast and high, both in the first rising and especially after it's been shaped into loaves. The secret? Using hot-to-the-touch tap water rather than tepid. I've always been afraid of killing my yeast with too-hot of water, but apparently it can take a little heat. Even though these loaves are almost all whole wheat (12 cups whole wheat + 2 cups white flour) they are coming out light and fluffy.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please share your recipe! The loaves look so delicious.
Wendy

Anonymous said...

Do you grind your own wheat? They look great!

Cindi said...

They are lovely. They look like blue ribbon loaves. Do you have a local county fair? Maybe entering them would be great fun!

Mary said...

I have a bread question for you. What kind of pans do you use? I have glass pans, and I think they MAY be the reason why my bread turns out with a tough crust. What do you think? Also, do you have your bread recipe on your blog somewhere?
Thank you,
Mary

Heather said...

Lovely loaves! Practically perfect in every way!

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