According to Rodney Crowell "you can't stop a woman who is out of control." Let me tell you something, I may be a bit out of control but for heaven's sake, I am not going any where as the song eludes to. I have all a girl needs, including fresh baked bread and living in the heart of Washington's wine country. I am totally content.
Fresh bread is the one out of control and I know you get my drift. The smell is just too much for even the modest of people who think that they have everything under control. There is no control when hot bread when it is in within 100 yards. Just try and resist, if you do, you are either gluten intolerant (sorry) or living with too much guilt.
The bread was talking to the butter on the counter. Those two are the ones that are out of control. They plot against my tummy, and especially the duo: thighs.
You know something, if you have fresh bread, life is just a little sweeter. You can mark my words. One of my dear friends shared with me the most indulgent trick to tame my bread monster. She whispered her newest obsession was taking fresh bread and smearing it with unsalted butter then sprinkling large flake salt over it. We are friends - of course we are friends. We tend to eat a lot of bread together while drinking a lot of wine. She is a keeper, just like my J. Good people.
This bread is more of a sandwich bread. Sprouts, cheese, mustard... well that is all I need with a smear of hummus but if somebody put some turkey on it I would eat it just without wincing. This bread might be the best with peanut butter and honey, smooshed and pulled out of my backpack while spending the day climbing in Squamish. Squished peanut butter an jelly sandwiches are the best, especially when they have sat for a good couple of hours while we play at recess or just be outside. Weird.
I have came across the perfect sandwich loaf that will get us by day to day. All I needed was in my cupboard and my trusty stand mixer that my in-laws so kindly gave to me and a little time. Welcome our newest member to the family: Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
Please go to the White on Rice Couple for the recipe - They have beautiful photos and perfect directions.
Check out the bread queen, Wild Yeast, look for the Yeast Spotting round-up, I'll be there!