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”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#411)…and a recipe

Things on the Bike…a canvas bag containing a laptop computer, another canvas bag containing–among other things–a camera and a couple books, a plastic soda crate containing three loaves of freshly baked sweet potato bread, a dough rising bucket, and five slightly used taper candles. The recipe below is one that I’ve made plenty of timesContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#411)…and a recipe”

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”

Whole Grain Pancakes (a 3-in-1 recipe)

I’ve mentioned before that on Saturday mornings I often make my son French Toast for breakfast (click here for multiple recipes and photos) but today I made a variation…whole grain pancakes. And why I call this a 3-in-1 recipe is because of just that…I made three things out of one recipe. I often make andContinue reading “Whole Grain Pancakes (a 3-in-1 recipe)”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#400)

Front Rack: A canvas bag containing, two books, an iPhone, a camera, and two sets of allen wrenches. Rear Carrier: Two plastic buckets; one containing a whole-grain pre-ferment (biga), and the other an autolyse, which later became the bread pictured below (click here to see how to make it). Whole Grain Bread Makes 2 loavesContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#400)”

Back to the Basics: Ezekiel Bread

“Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself.”—Ezekiel 4:9 (NIV) Regular visitors to this blog know that I like to make my own 100% whole wheat bread, but also that Ezekiel Bread is my favorite (and though I don’tContinue reading “Back to the Basics: Ezekiel Bread”

Whole Wheat-Oatmeal Pizza (crust) with Rapini and Three Cheeses

This is really a variation on two themes I’ve touched on before…vegetables cooked aglio e olio and a pizza recipe. In this version I used rapini, which I cooked with oil, garlic, and hot pepper, and the pizza crust was made using a hand-kneaded oatmeal crust (click here for the recipe). The main difference withContinue reading “Whole Wheat-Oatmeal Pizza (crust) with Rapini and Three Cheeses”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (# 388 & # 389)…and a recipe

#388 (upper photo/top)…two plastic buckets, one containing an autolyse and the other a pre-ferment; a canvas book bag on the front rack. #389 (upper photo/bottom)…two empty plastic buckets, a canvas book bag, and three freshly baked loaves of whole wheat seven-grain bread (click here to see pictures of the bread being made). Whole Grain BreadContinue reading “Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (# 388 & # 389)…and a recipe”

Two Loaves of Ezekiel Bread, a Spinach Pizza, and a Mechanical Malfunction

I haven’t posted a recipe for Ezekiel Bread in a while, but it is my favorite bread. The picture of the pizza above and the bread below were both made using the recipe that follows. Interestingly, Ezekiel Bread recipes are still one of the number 1 ways that new visitors find there way to thisContinue reading “Two Loaves of Ezekiel Bread, a Spinach Pizza, and a Mechanical Malfunction”

24 Hour Bread (or, how to control your dough)

I’ve mentioned in previous posts many times (many, many times) how I feel about homemade bread…that it is not only good for the body but also the soul; having your hands in raw dough–and making something as beautiful as a loaf of bread out of such humble ingredients–can be, well…spiritual. If not awe inspiring, atContinue reading “24 Hour Bread (or, how to control your dough)”

100% Whole Grain Bread (recipe, photos, info)

As many of you know, I like bread. A lot. I enjoy making it, but more importantly I enjoy eating it…and I do not believe it makes you fat. I could easily be a poster boy for the high-carb diet…I eat bread, pasta, or rice at nearly every meal and am well within my properContinue reading “100% Whole Grain Bread (recipe, photos, info)”