Now that I have finished baking through Rose's Heavenly Cakes, my next goal is to be a better bread baker. I've tried Whole Wheat Bread several times in the past but they never turn out the way they're supposed to be. Shape-wise, they always seem to spread sideways and are pretty flat. And they were dense and taste-wise, a bit dry.
I know whole wheat bread will never rise/expand as big as breads made with white flour, but it shouldn't be very dense either.
Two weekends ago I thought I tried the whole wheat bread again from the Whole Grain Breads.
And it was a success this time.
I am not exactly sure if this is just beginner's (or repeat beginner's) luck, or if perhaps, by chance, I am a better baker now than 2 years ago *grin*.
But I do notice that my dough was a bit too wet. Wetter than I'd like it to be. I thought the dough won't turn out but since it does, I think the extra wetness is what helped it.
Close up on the pretty crust!
And this past weekend, I've made it again the 2nd time. I made it wetter too and it was a success. YAY!