There isn’t any better fragrance than a fresh loaf of bread baking in the oven. When I bake bread, my house smells like a bakery and I love it!
When my other half comes home from work, I see him smile as he walks through the door, but he smiles a lot bigger on the days I bake bread. He loves bread. And so do I.
We adore whole grain bread when we can make our own. This whole wheat bread recipe has delicious flavor and is moist, making it enjoyable to eat by the slice and preferably shortly after cooling.
This is a recipe I’ve been using for years and it makes awesome sandwiches, delicious toast and it’s great for French toast too. My other half likes to take a slice or two and eat it along with a hot cup of coffee. That’s it. No butter or anything. My favorite way to eat a slice of homemade bread is with a little butter and jam along with my own hot cup of coffee. Good bread doesn’t need much. The flavor is delicious on its own.
Bread baking is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever learned and in my opinion, homemade bread makes the best sandwiches! Have you ever tried to make your own bread? If you haven’t you really should! This whole wheat bread recipe is a great one to try for your first loaf. I’ve put together some bread baking tips for you to keep in mind. These will help you succeed with your bread baking adventures!
For the best flavor in your homemade breads, especially whole wheat bread, I recommend that you never skip or reduce the salt. I receive the best feedback from my family and friends when I use Alaea Hawaiian sea salt in my bread, so if you’re open to it and you can find it near you, definitely give it a try. If I could send you some just to show you how wonderful it is I totally would. That’s how much I love it. This is the brand I use.
Now, for a beautiful top crust I like to brush an egg white on top right before baking. It also seems to soften the top a little on must breads and it really makes the loaf even more beautiful. This can also give your loaf a good, sticky base if you’re going to sprinkle oats or seeds on top! Then after baking don’t forget to brush (or dab) cold milk onto the loaf. This will really help soften the top. I think this was the most helpful tip for me when I first started baking breads since I made a habit of slightly over-baking my loaves just to make sure they were done.
I hope you find these tips helpful! Are you ready to start baking?
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