We wanted to love this bread, but just didn't. I made it exactly as written. The texture and appearance were lovely, but several of us did not appreciate the flavor.
This was the best whole wheat recipe I have found. It had a crisp crust which I loved.
I didn't use the ginger in mine as I was making to go with a pasta dish as the main course. Loved the chewy texture and crust on this bread! Thanks for sharing!
excellent! ...and we are picky. Made exactly as directed without the ginger, as I didn't have it, but would like to try it that way. Loved the crustiness. Made the dough in the breadmaker, and then baked in two small loaves for 18 minutes. Thanks for an awesome recipe addition to our collection!
This was good and really easy! Made a great garlic bread! (I also opted out of the ground ginger but it has me curious.)
This was absolutely stunning! And how easy in the bread machine with finishing in the oven? Our fussy 2 year old ate 2 thick pieces with heaps of butter and ignored the outstanding lasagna that went along with it (much to my chagrin). We omitted ginger and substituted 1 tsp oregano plus 1 tsp basil. Note - both were very heaped tsps as our 5-yr-old added the herbs. Used 1 tbsp (15ml) yeast since we don't have packages and I had to guestimate. Rose BEAUTIFULLY both times. 2 loaves at 160deg cel in fan forced oven for 22 minutes. This will be a staple in our house! Thank you very much!
Very tasty. IMO a bit too dense and sweet to dip in vinegar. I liked it better with butter and can't wait to try it with honey in the morning. Recipe made a very nice springy dough and when baked had a nice crust. I think I prefer white bread for my Italian meals, but this is a great bread.
Donna, I've been telling myself for ages that I was going to try cooking with yeast and finally worked up the courage to get started. This was a fantastic recipe to start with - came together well and produced a very tasty bread which we just demolished. Thanks for sharing - this is going to be made a couple of times a week at least!
What more can be said about this bread? It's got great flavor. Tender but chewy inside with a crusty chewy crust, that will make you keep going back for more. I didn't add the ginger, and I used all whole wheat flour. I used my bread machine to mix it and get it ready to go, then made 2 long loaves and baked it in the oven per the instructions. Everyone at the table ate about 3 slices each, so I guess it's a winner! Best whole wheat bread I have attempted to make and I had great success. Thanks Donna!