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Honey Whole Wheat Bread

October 15, 2009

I used to be too impatient to make bread: mix, rise, punch down, rise again, bake…it takes all day! But now as I rediscover bread, spending a day on it doesn’t seem all that bad. I don’t have to hang out and talk to it all day; I just need to check back on it here and there to make sure it’s OK. And this Honey Whole Wheat Bread from CookWise by Shirley Corriher is more than OK. It turned out great and makes delicious toast.

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I started by making the sponge: dry milk powder simmered with water, plus yeast and bread flour. The sponge sat for 2 1/2 hours and then I added the rest of the ingredients, including whole wheat flour, honey, and an egg yolk. I kneaded some wheat germ in at the end. The bread baked up nicely in a loaf pan. The recipe called for an egg wash on top; I don’t think that was necessary, but it did create a very shiny crust.

You can find the recipe on page 46 of CookWise. I noticed that there’s an updated version of the recipe in BakeWise, in which she uses regular milk instead of dry milk. Both books have a lot of useful information about bread, so if you have either book, take a look at the bread chapter! If you don’t have the books and would like this recipe, please email me and I’ll be happy to send it to you.

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