Applause for JMonkey
I want to thank you so much for that recipe. I actually was successful! I was starting to wonder if I would ever get a decent loaf of bread. The loaves looked good and tasted good and had a good texture. My family was very impressed. I left the soaker and the sponge on the counter, as you said I could (I did add the salt to the soaker also). They weren't a dough though, like I expectd, but I just added some more flour with the other ingredients the next day. I ended up with two loaves, not one, but everything turned out really well. The only thing I did alter was I added about 1/4 cup of honey, instead of 2 Tbs. and 2 Tbs. of butter, instead of 1 Tbs. I can't put pictures on here though of the bread, I have no idea how to do that. I knew going into this that I was taking the hard way by only wanting to bake whole grains, but I also knew there was a way. I would like to make a rye bread, marbled rye, and a pumpkernickle bread, if you have any recipes for these without having to use a white flour or all purpose, then I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks again!