The Fresh Loaf

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Whole wheat bread.

kneadingbob's picture

Whole wheat bread.

I was making Reinhardt's Transition Whole Wheat bread. Preheated my oven to 425 F and forget to reduce to 350 F. Created ballast for my garbage can. During baking, I wondered why my oven smelled of burned bread. Thought it needed cleaning.

New batch is under way. By evening I'll have an unscorched loaf.

midwest baker's picture
midwest baker

Please post pictures. I've been meaning to make that bread. It looks so good in the book.

tananaBrian's picture

Pretty funny ...I nearly did the same thing last weekend with Hamelman's oatmeal bread.  In my case, I was watching a movie and forgot about the bread ...until I smelled 'toast', heh heh.  The crust softened up a little after a couple of days in a plastic bag, so we are making good use of it after all :)