PRs transitional WW bread
There is another post that chats about 'transitional' WW bread that is just too tired for me to add this to. Sorry, it's a personal problem on my part, but I wanted to do this here.
I do not yet own PRs latest book on whole grain breads, but have borrowed it from the library and read all of the up front info, leading to the recipes, before having to give it back. I have posted some of my experiences with the 100% WW and the transitional recipe. If my memory is any good, and those who know me wonder on a regular basis, the general drift of Peter's discussion is that many folks are interested in eating more whole grain breads, and his purpose for writing the book was to help them make bread that would appeal to an 'untrained' taste, one unused to eating whole grained breads. He offers methods for drawing out as much of the natural flavors of the grains, and developing the sugars inherent in them, to help those who find historic whole grained bricks unpalatable. And for those who really can't handle whole grained breads, there are recipes for breads that will help these people 'transition' from Wonder bread to whole grained breads by taking them there in smaller steps.
This is the second or third time I have made this recipe, the transitional whole wheat loaf. It is 50% whole wheat, 50% nasssty white flour. I made this because I forgot about starting my usual bread on Friday morning, for Saturday baking. Then Saturday I was too busy to do it, and it is a two day process. So Saturday afternoon I started this as a double batch to try to get me throught he week. What I like about this process is how quick it is compared to sourdough. But I am old enough in my learning that I am ready to personalize this wonderful recipe to make it my own. The only thing I will mess with is the amount of honey, which I think makes the bread too sweet. Cutting it in half might just do the trick. But here is the seemingly infalable result of Peter's recipe:
Transitional WW: Double batch
PS I don't know why the picture is so small... it's 640 x 480.