Toronto, whole grain bread, dating
With all the introductions from Ontario lately I just had to count myself in. Just moved from Toronto to Fenelon Falls, but still a proud Torontonian. I'm so excited (some people around here might use the word "obsessed") about bread after linking with this website just weeks ago. I've been having a blast experimenting with no-knead dough baked in a cast iron pot (a la New York Times; my favourite to date) and refrigerated no-knead dough (a la Mother Jones magazine), along with Richard Bertinet's stretch and fold method. I'm starting to get cocky enough to mix methods and recipes – my attempt to stretch and fold a very wet Struan dough the other day was some spectacle! (I was ultimately able to remove stray bits of dough from rugs and cupboards in adjacent rooms, thankfully.) Since our family is used to whole grain breads, I'm summoning the courage to mix up some 100% whole wheat dough and sttry turning that into really great bread before the kids get too used to French white. Although, I have come to believe that when white flour, salt, yeast and water turn into something as magnificent as the crusty boules we have been enjoying (my kids eat their crusts!), a miracle has occurred and that just has to be good for you.
Can anyone recommend some exceptional whole grain or mixed grain bread recipes?
I keep thinking there should be a dating service link to this site. So many passionate, artistic, generous souls – who bake! – in one place. I'm just sayin', if I was looking...