• Another intriguing recipe, Susan. The connection between aroma and memory is well known and Ive yet to meet anyone who doesn’t have a pleasant memory associated with fresh baked bread. Try it at a dinner party where you serve it and ask each guest to recall what it first brings to mind, Its a great ice-breaker with a group who don’t know one another !

    • Hi Paul, That would be a very fun thing to do with large group of friends who aren’t as familiar with each other. It would really help get the party rolling and help build new relationships in the process. 🙂

  • My eldest loves homemade bread, and I’ve experimented a bit over the years. Interesting how you start your bread. I do a yeast sugar lukewarm water mixture first, and I wait for that to rise/froth/bubble. So true on getting the yeast right – I tell everyone that is the trick to bread. I also find summer and winter breads (because of humidity) need different care. Still learning!

    • Hi Leora, I think we all are, I know I am. The ease of this bread and how to go about the making of it was so different and a big surprise. Give it a whirl. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    I have never been able to successfully make any bread! Don’t know why…guess I don’t have the knack, or I just get impatient with the lengthy process. I do buy fresh bread at farmer’s markets however:) I just miss that smell that used to fill my grandmother’s house.

    • This may be just the bread recipe for you Jacquie. It’s super easy, it just takes some waiting and then baking and you get some great results. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    Such pretty boules 🙂 Hubby used to make bread and pastries way back in the day at a nice restaurant. His arms got very strong. He doesn’t make bread often, but fresh bread is up there on life’s list of wonderful things. We’re thinking about getting a bread maker as one more way to eat less processed food.

    • They are, aren’t they? The fact that they are fun to make and eat is a bonus. If he know how to make bread then he may love this recipe. As far as bread makers are concerned we have done some research and found one that is top notch call Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker. We’ve been woking with it and LOVE it. Between that and these recipes, we don’t need to buy bread… ever. 🙂

  • Jason Butler

    That bread looks delicious.

  • Krystyna Lagowski

    Oh, my goodness, that looks delish – and you always make it sound so easy! I’m a little nervous about using yeast, it makes me think of that I Love Lucy show where she uses too much and the loaf of bread takes over her kitchen like some kind of primordial monster. But you have a great way of presenting recipes, which makes even kitchen klutzes like myself feel courageous. Who knows, there just may be some bread baking going this summer : ))

    • Hi Krystyna, Aw, you are so cute. I remember that Lucy episode – it was too funny. The truth is yeast will not do that. This recipe is really easy – you should give it a try. 🙂

  • Tim

    Ohhh, that looks so good. No-one in my family, including me, ever made bread but I do know that smell of the freshly baked. Melt some butter into it, sit down with a cup of coffee and the weekend is a success already.

    • Hi Tim, Oh, then you must try this and surprise your family big time. It is just to easy and so much fun to make. 🙂

  • Karena

    Yay…. So excited you posted this recipe! Can’t wait to make it on my own 🙂

  • Vow wonderful and multipurpose recipe, it can be used for various makings as an addon and even as main dish; especially in oriental society is usually a must-have item.

    • Hi Muba. That it is and you can’t beat how easy it is to make. Give it a whirl and have some fun with it. 🙂

  • Lorraine Marie Reguly

    I love the aroma of freshly-baked bread! The only problem is that I don’t like baking. I’d rather make biscuits from Tea-Bisk.

    • Who doesn’t Lorraine. If you not much into baking, then this the recipe for you… 😀

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Once again I am trying to comment. We’ll see if your site lets me this time.

    This bread looks delicious! Even someone like me, who is not a cook, could probably make this.

    • Hi hate that when ti happens Cheryl. You could and you should give this one a try. It’s really fun and people will think your a chef, a big win win… 😀

  • MinaJoshi5409

    I love the smell of baked bread. This looks delicious.

    • It is so good and the smell is pretty darn awesome too Mina. 🙂

  • crystal Ross

    I love how you said why would I ever buy bread again? I agree! What a great idea and probably saving money to! I need to try this! 🙂

    • Homemade is always better, isn’t It Crystal? We now make all our own bread and yes, it is way cheaper. 🙂

  • Catarina Alexon

    Love home baked bread and have baked since I was a child.

    Will have to try your whole wheat bread to see how US whole wheat breads taste. Am sure I have eaten whole wheat bread in the States but never used a US recipe when baking.

    • I do too Catarina, I love the fact that you make your won bread. I know that your flour is different, so if you do try this recipe, I’d love to hear how it cam out.:-)

  • Carl Hedinger

    Love Whole Wheat Bread and though I don’t have an oven currently, I can just imagine the tastes through your blog. Thank you for sharing!

    • Hi Carl, obviously so do I… LOL. It is as good as I say and I do hope your able to come by a oven soon. 🙂

  • I’m actually trying to avoid products that has white flour, so its great to see a whole wheat bread recipe. I have been buying organic whole wheat bread lately, I think it has made a difference (my digestion) without having all that refined stuff in it!

    • Hi Joanne, I decided to post the whole wheat bread recipe first for the very same reason. I use the best quality whole wheat flour I can buy (minus the preservatives). It makes a huge difference in the end product. 🙂

  • Thanks for the recipe, Susan. I’m trying to avoid white breads and pasta, too. I actually like whole wheat pasta better anyway. It has a better taste in my view. I’m also enjoying whole wheat bagels and now I’ll have to try your whole wheat bread!

    • I have always been a whole wheat fan too Jeannette. With that, this was an easy decision as to which recipe I would showcase. When you try this, let me know how it came out. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    Just the smell of baking bread can bring a smile to my face. This recipe looks remarkably easy. You actually reminded me that it’s high time we replace the broken bread hook on our Kitchen Aid. 🙂

    • I would be lost without my Kitchen Aid mixer bread hook, Debra. :D. You will have a blast making this one for sure. make sure you have plenty of jam and butter on hand when you do. 🙂

  • I have a bread maker and in the winter time its the most used appliance in the house, although I use the dough setting and bake it in the oven. I love the smell of bread right out of the oven and can’t wait to cut off a heel and slather it with peanut butter. This recipe looks great and definitely one I will try.

    • We have bread maker and love it Lenie. This recipe is a more rustic bread that really hits the spot at times, so we use both interchangeably. 🙂

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    I love eating wheat breads when I am on a fiber kick and this looks delicious!

    • It really is, and it so fun to make too. Give it a try when you can. 🙂