Just broke out the butter and laid it on top of the still-warm bread. It’s really nice! The texture works and it’s definitely a real whole-wheat without weighing a ton. Not wimpy, but easy to eat and a natural companion to sandwich meats and cheese. Or, just on its own!
It doesn’t seem to be burned, either. The bottom crush is very dark but the taste is not affected. I’m pleased.
Whoa! Those loaves rose fast. I thought I’d have enough time to bake up a chicken parmesan before they went in, but those babies had doubled in size and were rising up over the pans. So, in they went, along with the chicken.
Today I am baking. I haven’t baked a loaf of bread in years and now that 2013 is behind me I want to give myself more fulfilling activity. Last year was tough – actually, the last year and a half. A lot fell by the wayside, including aspects of my health. My doctor is telling me I need to de-stress and I’m taking her advice, with health and fitness activities and meditation. So, I’m hoping for a better, healthier and more prosperous 2014. Today, bread will be my guide.
I’m starting out small. No fancy whole grains or anything else, just a simple, white loaf that’ll come out of the oven this evening, just in time for dinner.