It’s COLD here. Well, people anywhere north of the Texas gulf coast don’t think lows in the 20’s is all that cold for January, but it’s cold for us. Cold weather means soup time to me! I had an intriguing recipe for Silky Cauliflower Soup from a friend just waiting to be tested. What better night to try it? And what better to go with soup than cheese toast on homemade bread. The soup was wonderful (if you like cauliflower) and I’ll post that recipe soon.
The problem? I was too lazy the night before to make bread dough. A quick google search turned up a handful of one hour bread recipes and I decided on a whole wheat one for which I had all the ingredients at home. Honestly, I didn’t have high hopes but the reviews seemed good enough.
Turns out, the bread is great! My loaves weren’t as tall as I would have liked but my loaf pans are bigger than those called for in the recipe. Next time I’m going to increase the quantities to see if I can get fuller loaves. Also, the original recipe post says that the bread took longer to rise than stated. I found the same thing to be true. I kept having to rewarm the oven (because it’s COLD here, remember?) and it took about 30 minutes for the bread to rise. So the recipe took an hour and fifteen minutes from start to finish. Not too shabby for fresh baked bread.
If you’re short on time but love homemade wheat bread this is definitely a recipe to try! I would have even taken a picture but we were all pretty starved by the time dinner was on the table.
One Hour Wheat Bread adapted from Real Mom Kitchen
Makes 2 (8×4 inch) loaves
Nutritional Info (per slice, 10 slices per loaf): 161 calories, 5 grams fat, 28 grams carbs, 3 grams fiber, 7 grams protein