Not so long ago I was terrified of baking yeasted breads. Sure I had made plenty of quick-breads and biscuits, but you hear so many horror stories of making homemade yeast bread that I decided I’d rather not waste the limited time I had in the kitchen.
All of that changed, however, once I got my very own Kitchenmaid electric stand mixer this past Christmas. From the moment I ripped off the wrapping paper and saw that it came with a dough hook, I was determined to bake my own bread.
Scouring the internet after the holidays I found this recipe for Simple Whole Wheat Bread from Allrecipes.com. Almost everyone who left a comment said how easy this bread was to make, even for beginners, so I decided to give it a try.
Well, guess what? They were right! This bread came out perfectly the first time, even though I messed the recipe up a bit. Ever since then, I aim to make this bread at least once a month. The recipes makes three loaves so I usually will either give one or two away or freeze the other two until I am ready to use.
Now the only problem is that I can’t stand to buy store bread anymore…. homemade is so much better!Simple Whole Wheat Bread from AllRecipes.com Click here for the recipe (Note: The recipe calls for about 2/3 cups of honey, but I’ve added up to 1 1/3 cups with delicious results!)
I ♥ my Kitchenaid
Along with yoga, punching down bread dough is one of my favorite ways to release stress!
(P.S. Aren’t my rooster towels great!)