Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Oh, honey! Honey Wheat Bread

Honey Wheat Loaf
A couple of weekends ago, B made two loaves of honey wheat bread.  It was so delicious that I can't even remember the meals we had it with because they surely paled in comparison.  Truth be told, I think between the three of us, we nibbled & sliced our way through a whole loaf before dinner.  M has gotten so spoiled with B's baked goodness that she often snubs store-bought loaves.  Daddy's bread is on her regular list of demands, right up there with chuice, meelk, crackah and raizzzinzz. 

Sliced Honey Wheat Bread

Both the crust and crumb came out beautifully, don't you think?

Here's his recipe:


1cup white flour
3/4cup water
1 tbsp sugar
instant yeast


Add to make dough:

1cup wheat flour, 1 cup white flour
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey
1.5 tsp salt
3/4 cup water

First proof: 2hrs

Second proof: 2hrs

Shape, score and bake: @375 for 5min, @350 for 35min

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Garlic Nots

Tonight's experiment was little garlic bites.  B was not pleased with the outcome but I have to disagree, seeing as I'm up to about my 10th helping. M & I got back from a walk in the cool, overcast weather with the leaves dropping on our heads & the house smelled amazing - just like fall. Along with these bites, B made baked cinnamon and clove apples and acorn squash stuffed with ground sausage, rice & carrots (and some other deliciousness).

I'll share the stuffed acorn squash recipe courtesy of Alton Brown, since B says the garlic bites are not share-worthy.

Here's where the knots went not:  The taste was wonderful, but they were a little crackery on the outside. That just means I have to get in my fill tonight, as they'll probably taste pretty dry tomorrow. He says he should've cooked for a much shorter time at a higher heat, for a softer crust. He started at 400 & went down to 350 too quickly.

Thank you to BN for getting me back on the bread blogging bus. It's been many months and breads since I've shared. Check out her awesome blog here:

Pastry cutter
Brushing on olive oil + garlic

Acorn squash with garlic bites