Ian's Whole Wheat Bread
Well, I gave Ian's recent whole wheat bread a go and it turned out quite nice. A bit denser than I expected, but still, a great loaf of bread. It makes for great toast, and sliced real thin it made of an excellent sandwich. The loaf reminded me of a hearty German bread. I'll try it with cheese for this evenings happytizers. I'd not used spelt flour before and I was impressed with it's flavor, aroma and texture. I don't have an official banneton, so when I'm making a boule I use a strainer and usually when making batards, I use a towel and make valleys. I planned on making just one loaf and went through the house looking for a good banneton for this loaf. I wound up in the garage and came across my drywall mud tray and bingo, problem solved. Albeit a bit unconventional, but it worked like a charm!! Thanks Ian for the great recipe! ~ Russ PS: I hope the pictures up loaded okay???