Making some kick ass loaves that emulate some of the great breads I’ve had, both in taste and look, at home, is one of the main reasons I wanted to start learning how to make bread, but the other was just to make a simple sandwich loaf that I could use everyday to make sandwiches for me and the kids. Enter Reinhart’s Light Whole Wheat Loaf from the Bread Bakers Apprentice. It’s a simple, easy, straight forward recipe and it can all be done in one day.
It’s “light wheat” because it is only about 1/3 whole wheat flour – not sure the little dudes would appreciate the 100% loaf yet, and I want them to eat this stuff. One way I found to get the 3 year old to finally eat sandwiches was to get him to help me – he referred to it as “his bread” from that point on and ate all his sandwiches. I also added little bit of honey to it (recommended in the recipe), and overall I was pretty happy with it. I was a little unhappy when I went online and saw other peoples finished loaves that looked about a hundred times better, but I guess practice makes perfect. I will master you Light Whole Wheat Loaf! You will be mine!
Ingredients in the mixer and ready to go:
The risen loaf ready to be baked, though I am learning i need to let it rise more:
The finished loaf, dented, but good!