Aug 23, 2011

Reading Buds and a Recipe.

Just thought this was cute.

Per requests, here is the bread recipe from Rachel that I use:

100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

2 T. orange juice (If I don't have this, I just use water.)
1 c. lukewarm water
4 T. unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces
3 c. traditional whole wheat flour (I like to use white whole wheat)
3 T. sugar (I use honey)
heaping 1/2 c. dried potato flakes OR 3 T. potato flour
1/4 c. nonfat dry milk
1 1/4 t. salt
2 1/2 t. instant yeast

Combine all ingredients, and mix and knead them - by hand, mixer, or bread machine - until you have a soft, smooth dough.  Cover and allow the dough to rise until it's puffy and nearly doubled in bulk, 1-2 hours.

Lightly grease an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan.  Gently deflate the dough, and shape it into an 8" log.  Place it in the pan.

Cover the loaf gently with lightly greased plastic wrap or a proof cover (I just use a towel) and allow to rise till it's crowned about 1 1/2" over the rim of the pan, 1 1/4 - 2 1/2 hours.  Near the end of the bread's rising time, preheat over to 350 degrees.  Uncover and bake the bread for about 35 minutes, tenting it with foil after 15 minutes.  The bread is done when it's golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 190 degrees. (I don't do this.)  Remove it from oven, and after a minute or so turn it out onto a rack.  Brush with melted butter, if desired.  This will keep the crust soft.  Cool the bread 30 minutes before slicing.

Rachel has good taste!


  1. love that they're reading a story called "nate the great." total ego-boost for dad, eh?

  2. That's awesome that you posted the recipe I passed on to you! I'm glad you like it! I made these amazing pita breads while we were with my in-laws: Oh my goodness were they good. Little different process than bread, but still it was worth it.

  3. whoops, I misspelled my own name. I better go to bed! ;)

  4. Nanette10:14 PM

    the "look-alike" reading buds!

  5. Very nice & amazing blog. Thanks for sharing.