Does anybody have a great, 100% whole grain bread recipe? I've been looking for one for a while now, and was really hoping that this would be it, but I was disappointed when I saw that this recipe actually calls for half white flour. Maybe it's just impossible to get the right rise and texture with all whole grain. The 100% whole grain bread recipes I've tried haven't been very good. Most of the good ones have been like this--a mix of white and whole wheat flour. Anyway, I recently bought some Red Fife Bread Flour (which is whole grain), so I decided to use 4.5 cups of that with 2 cups of white bread flour and hope for the best....And, the bread was about as expected. It had a nice flavor--definitely more complex than white bread--but was denser than I was hoping for. I think it'll make good toast and has a hearty texture that will stand up well to sandwiches, but it wasn't so great plain. I served it for dinner with cheeses, sliced tomatoes (from the garden), and the endives, apples, and grapes (which I'll be posting about soon).
For the recipe (which I would recommend following more precisely than I did!), visit out hosts for the week Michele and Teresa.