Saturday, June 6, 2009
Today’s weather was just gorgeous for a parade and a big festival! I’m back from the Bread and Honey Festival baking competition, and I didn’t do too shabby! I wrangled three 2nd place spots, winning with my pumpkin bread, butter tarts and whole wheat bread.
Unfortunately, I was so busy that I didn’t get pictures of a lot of the things I baked. My kitchen table is still caked with flour and covered with various Tupperware pieces. I did have an extra loaf of the whole wheat bread thankfully that I can actually show you (and extra shortbread cookies, the post will be coming soon!).
This bread has won me second place at the festival twice now. Its simple and straight forward to make, is hearty without being overly dense and has a lovely flavour. It is also 100% whole wheat, so on top of tasting great its healthy for you too! This tastes great with a big bowl of homemade soup (or hey, canned - I won’t tell!). If you don’t have a loaf pan, you can shape as if you are baking in a loaf pan and let rise and bake on a parchment lined baking sheet, as I have done on the loaf below. If you use shortening instead of butter, this bread is completely dairy-free.
Looking for the recipe to make some beautiful bread yourself? Check out 100% Whole Wheat Bread by RobinHood.ca