Still very much into trying different recipes from my new bread book. The "sticky caramel rolls" pictured are just incredible with a good strong cup of coffee in the morning. I almost doubled the amount of butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon called for and the result was what you see -- a wonderfully stick-to-your-fillings chewy caramel topping that stays with you long after the bread part has been swallowed!
Although I have never been much of a whole wheat fan, I am giving it another try as witnessed by the above loaf which I just pulled from the oven less than 20 minutes ago.
It calls for a half cup of honey to offset some of the bitterness that can be found in whole wheat flour.
It was the right kind of morning to be baking bread -- cold and wet. However, I just set foot outside the office to get some stove wood to take the chill off the office before I jump in the tub or a long bubble bath soak and the sun has come out! Looks like maybe Kim and I will be able to get a bike ride in yet today.
The first thing I noticed when I got outside the door was the cacophony of the grackles -- this is one of the first sure signs that summer is over -- the birds are beginning to assemble for their long flights south. Man! They can make a racket!