TWD Baking with Julia: Whole Wheat Loaves

.  Have you ever tried a yeast bread?  Because they are quite possibly one of the greatest creations a baker has to offer.  No joke.  That's only my opinion though.

For this month's TWD, we made Whole Wheat Loaves and my goodness, why does anyone consume store bought bread?  There's your obvious reasons but seriously, nothing beats homemade bread.  Homemade yeast bread, to boot.

As I was working my way through this recipe, I was amazed at how easy bread making actually is.  I've made yeast breads before but never really thought about the process.  If you really get down to it, all you have to do is mix, maybe knead, and let the dough do it's thang.  At it's core, bread becomes great bread during all of the rises when you're simply letting the dough sit by it's lonesome.  Easy peasy, huh?  So now you have no excuse to not try your hand at bread making.

As for these wheat loaves, well, they're wheat loaves and very classic at that.  The bread is soft and fluffy and bodes well with anything: make a sandy for the kiddies, toast it up for breakfast with some jam or honey, or just grab a slice on it's own.

Classic and quality bread at it's finest.  Thanks again, Dorie.

Head on over to our blog hosts for this month, Veggie Num Nums and The Family That Bakes Together, for the Whole Wheat Loaves recipe.  And be sure to check out the LYL post to take a peak at all of the other TWD participants posts and read about their bread making adventures.

Don't forget to make this bread either  .

My Notes:
  • I wasn't able to find malt extract, so I just swapped it out for molasses.  My bread turned out wonderful, so I would suggest doing this if you're like me and still don't know what malt extract is. 
  • I also didn't have the right sized loaf pans that the recipe called for, so I used my standard 9x5-inch pans instead.  Again, the bread was great so I see no problem there!

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  1. Love your process photos! Homemade bread really is the best.

  2. Long live homemade bread!
    This is my favourite recipe from the book so far. Such a versatile bread is a dream!
    We had it toasted and not-toasted with butter and honey or butter and jam,
    we use it for sandwiches or anytime we like to eat bread.

  3. It was classic and quality bread at its finest. Love homemade bread!

  4. It's a wonderful bread, isn't it? Glad you liked it! They look great.

  5. Fantastic texture on your bread! Nice that you made step-by-step pics

  6. It looks perfect!
    Once I learned how easy bread was to make, it became a rare day that a plastic wrapped loaf made its way home...

  7. Every time I make bread I truly wonder why I ever, ever, ever buy it. Blessings, Catherine www.praycookblog.com

  8. Beautiful loaves! I love baking homemade bread too!

  9. There is nothing better than fresh baked bread!! Would love for you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/09/20/pin-it-thursday-3/

  10. Jess, I am one of your mum's gym friends. Homemade bread is good. Whole wheat bread is even better. Your own home ground flour is the best of the best. I have recently begun to grind my flour.
    If you want to talk about it, please feel free to contact me.

  11. This looks delicious! I love baking bread products. Will have to pin this. :)


  12. Jess,
    Mmmmmm Love homemade "yeast" bread but haven't made any in awhile. I'll be making some soon now. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week. Have a great week.


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