Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread with Honey

This bread is really delicious, nutritious, and simple to make. But contrary to what you may be thinking it is not overtly sweet (just mildly); it’s really a savory bread (but it does make great French Toast); I’ve eaten 3/4 of a loaf in the past few days. The sweet potato adds more than flavorContinue reading “Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Bread with Honey”

Pain de blé entier, ou pain complet…

I post this recipe relatively frequently, but it is so easy to make and so delicious I likely do not post it enough. While Ezekiel Bread may be my favorite bread, this is my “everyday bread” because it is so easy to make, delicious, and nutritious. It’s made with 100% whole wheat flour and aContinue reading “Pain de blé entier, ou pain complet…”

Whole Wheat Maple-Oatmeal Bread

I haven’t posted this recipe in a while (actually I haven’t made this bread in a while), and I forgot how delicious it is. Really easy to make; a few simple ingredients (100% whole wheat); and so delicious you’ll eat it for breakfast (makes great toast), lunch (do I even have to mention sandwiches), andContinue reading “Whole Wheat Maple-Oatmeal Bread”

The Entire Kernal…

Beautiful isn’t it? Bread made with 100% whole wheat flour and just a few other ingredients. If you’ve been to this blog before you know that my diet is the antithesis of a low-carb or gluten-free diet…the bulk of my diet consists of bread, rice, and pasta (with vegetables, meat, and fish). And for thisContinue reading “The Entire Kernal…”

Ezekiel Bread!

I made this today and am, in fact, eating a warm and butter-slathered slice as I type these words. This is still my favorite bread, and it is still the #1 reason people find their way to my meager blog. The recipe is below, but for more pictures and a brief description, click here. AndContinue reading “Ezekiel Bread!”

Eating Local…Pizza Della Casa

If you’ve been to this blog before you know that I make a lot of bread and a fair amount of pizza, and most of it is made using 100% whole wheat flour. This is the case of the pizza pictured here. And I’m proud of this pizza (not that I’m not proud of otherContinue reading “Eating Local…Pizza Della Casa”

The Soup that I Grew…

There is, I believe, nothing more satisfying than a good bowl of soup and homemade bread. Okay…so maybe there is, but you’ve got to admit the combination is really good. Anyhow, believe-it-or-not, I am still harvesting vegetables from the garden in the rear of my house (yes, in October and in Western NY). I madeContinue reading “The Soup that I Grew…”

Fourteen Beans…

I’m not one to normally by bean blends because it is so easy to just blend your own (and anything pre-mixed is usually more expensive), but last week I was at the grocery store and saw these and they looked so beautiful I purchased them. Fourteen types of beans, the label stated. I do planContinue reading “Fourteen Beans…”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#379, 380 & 381)…plus a couple comments and a recipe

#379 (top photo)…two cardboard boxes containing hundreds of tea sandwiches, which were being transported to a local food pantry. #380 (middle photo)…a plastic dough rising bucket and a cardboard box containing three large loaves of freshly baked whole-wheat honey-brown rice bread. #381 (bottom photo)…a Fender Stratocaster guitar. These photos were all taken today, and theyContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#379, 380 & 381)…plus a couple comments and a recipe”

Whole-Wheat Chickpea-Turmeric Bread, an interesting Ezekiel Bread variation…sort of

Beautiful, isn’t it? This is just another example that you can make bread out of nearly anything you like. I happen to like chickpeas, and try to put turmeric in a lot of things because of the yellow hue it offers, but mostly because turmeric is so good for you. While the dough looks reallyContinue reading “Whole-Wheat Chickpea-Turmeric Bread, an interesting Ezekiel Bread variation…sort of”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#473)

A plastic dough rising bucket and two loaves of freshly baked whole wheat bread (made with just four ingredients). Urban Simplicity.

Just Four Ingredients (OK, Five)

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci  That beautiful loaf of bread pictured above was made with the four basic bread ingredients: flour, water, yeast, and salt. The best part is that it was made with 100% whole wheat flour. That’s the reason I added a tablespoon of vital wheat gluten to the recipeContinue reading “Just Four Ingredients (OK, Five)”

Whole Wheat Ezekiel Bread Recipe

I haven’t posted this recipe or a variation of it in a while (actually, I haven’t made it in a while) so thought that I would. I’ve mentioned before that, oddly, with all the various content on this blog this recipe is still the number one reason first time visitors find their way here. SoContinue reading “Whole Wheat Ezekiel Bread Recipe”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#444)

A dough rising bucket and a cardboard box containing loaves of freshly baked whole wheat bread.   100% Whole Wheat Bread Makes 2 loaves 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup water 2 teaspoons instant yeast ____________ 4 cups whole wheat flour 1 3/4 cups water ____________ 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup olive oil 3Continue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#444)”

100% Whole-Wheat Wild Rice Bread

I made this bread today because I happened to come across a package of wild rice I had in my freezer from at least a year ago. It’s similar to any of the whole wheat bread recipes on this blog–including the Ezekiel Bread recipe–with the exception that it contains wild rice. Delicious…anyhow, here’s the recipe.Continue reading “100% Whole-Wheat Wild Rice Bread”

Oatmeal-Flax Bread (whole wheat, of course)

In an effort to make ever healthier breads, this is my latest one. It’s really just a variation on a them of whole wheat breads. This one simply includes oatmeal and flax seed. The big difference is that you have to add even more water to the dough because the oatmeal and flax absorb some.Continue reading “Oatmeal-Flax Bread (whole wheat, of course)”

Whole Wheat Maple-Oatmeal Bread (recipe, pics, and step-by-step instructions)

It’s interesting, I think, in that I post on this blog everyday, sometimes more than once, and write about all sorts of things–mostly things related to bicycling, cooking, living simply, and things that inspire me–but still the most common reason people visit this blog is for Ezekiel Bread Recipes. Well, fellow whole grain bakers, I’mContinue reading “Whole Wheat Maple-Oatmeal Bread (recipe, pics, and step-by-step instructions)”

Homemade Whole-Wheat Tortillas and Other Good Things

I didn’t intend on making homemade tortillas tonight but I did…and here’s a quick story why. Last night I made my son and I tacos for dinner (using store-bought tortillas). I filled them with homemade carnitas de pollo (click here for the recipe and pics), salsa pico de gallo (recipe below), lettuce, and cheese. TheyContinue reading “Homemade Whole-Wheat Tortillas and Other Good Things”

100% Whole Wheat Bread

This recipe is the not only the basic recipe I use for all of my whole wheat breads, it is the base of all my whole wheat bread recipes…if you master this recipe the variations from this are nearly limitless. This is also an excellent example of artisan bread being made with only whole wheatContinue reading “100% Whole Wheat Bread”

The Goodness of Beer

The above image is The Waitress by Edouard Manet A little over a week ago I posted this recipe for Potato Bread with Beer…and also stated that it was not made with 100% whole wheat flour. Which is fine…it’s still a very good recipe, but these days I prefer whole wheat. Anyhow I thought I’dContinue reading “The Goodness of Beer”