Monday, April 08, 2013
Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
Rest Time: 8+ hours
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Rise Time: 90 minutes
2nd Rise: 60-90 minutes
Bake Time: 40-50 minutes
Cool Time: 2 hours
Make Again: Yes
Recipe Source: Cook's Illustrated (March 2011)
Recipe Source: ATK TV (Season 12)
(There is a video on the TV website for this one.)
I never have good luck with making sandwich bread. Wheat or white. It smells good, but I never love the flavor. Until now. This one had amazing flavor. It may have something to do with the butter, whole milk, and honey. Although, to be fair, the amounts were not huge considering this makes two loaves. The wheat germ probably helps the wheat flavor as well.
This recipe takes some forethought and planning because you have to start the night before, and there are many steps. But none are hard, and the results are worth it I believe.