Baking Bread

I can't remember the last time I bought a loaf of "regular" bread. "Regular" bread meaning a loaf of whole wheat or multigrain sandwich bread. Over the last few months I've been experimenting with different whole wheat bread recipes and have come up with one that I'm happy with.

This loaf is pretty basic: whole wheat and unbleached flours, yeast, butter, honey, water, salt. The variations are limitless: vary the proportion of whole wheat to unbleached flours, throw in other flour or grains, seeds or nuts.

I've found that yeast is very forgiving. If I'm proofing the dough and don't have time to shape it, I'll quickly punch it down and come back to it later. I love the idea that the bread making process fits into our household rhythm.