I have a bunch of goat cheese I need to use up, and I thought that a creamy sandwich spread would be delicious. Only problem - no bread. So I looked to see if I had any simple recipes, and found one that was perfect. Very few ingredients, it only makes one loaf, and no kneading required. I wanted a lighter wheat bread, so I did a 1:2 ratio of wheat to all purpose flour, instead of the 2:1 ratio in the original recipe. The recipe said to cover the loaf pan with a floured tea cloth during the second rise - since I let mine rise in the oven with the oven light on, I didn't cover it at all.
So this is the good. The bad....
Well this didn't turn out at all how I thought it would. I should have been worried after the second rise - the dough rose so high above the top of the pan that I thought it was going to collapse onto itself. After 10 minutes of baking, some of it had actually dripped down onto the bottom of the oven. Thank goodness I caught it before anything started burning. After less than 20 minutes, the top of the bread was completely brown and hard, so I took it out. I let it cool on a wire rack, in the pan for a while, and then took it out. The bottom of the loaf was soggy and spongy. I'm thinking I'm going to have to toss it.
All in all - this sounds like a great loaf of bread, but unfortunately didn't work out for me. I don't know if I didn't add enough flour, if it rose too much before baking, if it needed to be baked at a lower temperature, or what! I'm including the recipe anyway in case someone is brave enough to try and see if this works for them.
Recipe: Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread (from One Perfect Bite)
1 packet active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tbsp molasses
2 cups all purpose flour, divided
1 cup whole wheat flour, divided
2 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 tsp salt
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the water, yeast and molasses. Let sit for ~ 5 minutes, until foamy. Add 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, butter and salt; mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add remaining flour, and mix just until combined.
Pour into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes. Cool in pan, and then cool completely on a wire rack.