Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesdays with Dorie ~ Whole Wheat Loaves


Whole Wheat Loaves
Uh oh, here it is tuesday and I’m late for Baking with Julia ~ Tuesdays with Dorie!  I spent this past weekend in NYC celebrating our wedding anniversary.  We returned home this morning and, although I baked this bread several weeks ago, I never wrote the post!  So here I go, better late than never.  This weeks pick was Craig Kominiak’s Whole Wheat Loaves.  This was a lovely bread to make…everything into the mixer, let rise and bake!  Place the water, yeast and honey into the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with dough hook and whisk the mixture.  Let it stand until the mixture becomes creamy...about 5 minutes.  Mix your flours together. When the yeast has proofed add the malt extract ( I used molasses ), oil and the flour mixture. That’s pretty much it for the mixing. Now place it in an oiled bowl and let rise.  After the first rise, deflate the dough, divide in half, shape into loaves and place into loaf pans and let rise again!  Bake for about 35 minutes at 375 degrees.  These loaves were wonderful…totally moist and delicious!  I used mine for toast in the morning with some butter and fig jam….Yum! I also made a few grilled cheese sandwiches using my panini maker.  This bread was a real winner and I will definitely be making it again and again!!
This weeks recipe was hosted by  Michele of Veggie Num Nums and Teresa of The Family That Bakes Together.  You can find the recipe for Whole Wheat Loaves on their blogs.  Thank you, ladies for hosting!



Creamy yeast mixture
Dough placed in bowl to rise
Rising in the loaf pans
Beautiful
Perfectly delicious
This piece is mine!

29 comments:

  1. Happy Wedding Anniversary! Loaves look beautiful.
    The first photo is especially nice...

    Carmen
    http://sometimessavory.wordpress.com

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  2. Your breads look wonderful. And what a great time of year to weekend in NYC!

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  3. Great photos--this was one delicious bread. Grilled cheese in the panini maker sounds like lunch tomorrow.

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  4. I love the heel of the bread, too. I wish I had some more of this bread for a grilled cheese - that sounds perfect for dinner tonight.

    Sounds like you had a wonderful anniversary celebration in NYC!

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  5. Lovely pics Kathy! They rose perfectly; with that melting butter they look delicious.

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  6. I couldn't believe how much this loaf rose. Fig jam sounds amazing. I can't wait try this as grilled cheese. I think that's what I'll have for lunch tomorrow. Great idea!

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  7. Such perfect loaves! Wonderful post!

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  8. Hope you had a great weekend away!
    Lovely bread.

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  9. I never saw such perfect kneaded bread.. no big holes this is perfection!

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  10. NYC What a great place to celebrate your anniversary! Your bread looks perfect and very delicious. I will be checking the blogs for the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Grilled cheese sounds awesome! Happy Anniversary!

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  12. Happy Anniversary! What beautiful bread.... Yours really came out perfect.

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  13. Happy Anniversary! What beautiful bread.... Yours really came out perfect.

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  14. Gorgeous loaves of bread! Would be perfect indeed with my homemade strawberry jam! With a cup of tea! Yum!

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  15. Kathy, your Whole Wheat Bread looks perfectly risen, just delicious and wonderful and just the right bread for taosting and making sandwiches. Whole wheat bread that tastes this way is not really common around here but we liked it toasted with some butter too.

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  16. Happy Anniversary my friend :D
    And your homemade bread is mighty fine!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  17. Your bread looks great Kathy! And I adore the embroidered towel in the backgorund.

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  18. Your bread looks wholesome and delicious.

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  19. The smell of homemade bread is unbeatable! Your loaves look fantastic Kathy! Glad you are back!

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  20. I've been telling myself and others for way too long now that I am going to bake bread. This post has certainly inspired me, Kathy.

    Hope you had a terrific time in the city, the city I miss terribly, I might add. Happy Anniversary!!! May you spend many many more wonderful years together. Louise

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  21. Lovely photos of your very yummy looking loaves!

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  22. Your homemade bread looks wonderful. There are few things better than freshly baked bread. Yum!

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  23. Nicely done! And happy anniversary!!

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  24. Oh you should be proud! what beautiful loaves - and happy anniversary :))
    Mary x

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  25. Two gorgeous loaves, Kathy! Pure perfection, and so delicious. Love the photos of them...wish I could grab one loaf off the screen. Lora also made them and did not post them; I felt bad because she didn't like the way the photos turned out in the kitchen light at night. I got to take one loaf home, and I'll tell you I just love this recipe, and will want to make it as well!
    Happy Wedding Anniversary!

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  26. PERFECT bread, Kathy! You've made me want to make this recipe again :)

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  27. I agree with Lizzy, your loaves of whole wheat bread are perfection;-)
    Kind of nice with the cooler weather to turn that oven on and start baking bread- beautiful job;-)

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  28. Love your pictures and so glad you liked the bread. Happy anniversary!!

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