I've had the Whole Grain Baking book from King Arthur Flour for some time, and it has yet to steer me wrong. Sure, you can haphazardly substitute whole grain flours for white flour in bread recipes, and most of the time it will work. But why not use recipes that were designed for whole grains? We'll be baking from the book all week. Enter to win a copy here!
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White whole wheat and oatmeal add fiber and flavor to this ideal toasting bread. The recipe is designed to work around even the busiest day—you can stretch the dough's resting time to work around your schedule.
I've made peanut butter bread a number of different ways, but I didn't think about adding whole wheat flour to the recipe until recently. White whole wheat is the perfect ingredient, adding its own subtle nuttiness to the taste, and more texture as well. If you're trying to add more whole grains to your diet, this is a pretty unobtrusive way to get them in. Everyone will notice the peanut flavor and no one will notice the grains.
Ever since I started writing about brunch here, I've been searching for a buckwheat pancake recipe to fall in love with. Since this has everything to do with Almanzo Wilder (of the Little House on the Prairie series) and nothing to do with a specific taste memory from my own life, perhaps it's unsurprising that the goal has proven elusive. But this recipe from King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking has been the tastiest of the lot so far, and I loved the orange butter they suggested as an accompaniment.
Editor's note: On Mondays, Kristen Swensson of Cheap, Healthy, Good swings by these parts to share healthy and delicious recipes with us. Take it away, Kristen! [Photograph: Kristen Swensson] I'm in the middle of Mark Bittman's latest book, Food Matters,...
This week's Cook the Book again mines the healthy theme that's in keeping with the month of January (resolutions, diets, better eating) with Lorna Sass's Whole Grains: Every Day, Every Way. With this book, Sass won the healthy-focus cookbook category in the 2007 James Beard Awards. And with good reasonWhole Grains aims to help readers put its namesake foodstuff into everyday dishes in ways that are not only good for us but that are actually healthy and delicious. Win This Book As is the case with our weekly Cook the Book feature, we've five (5) copies to give away. All you have to do is tell us in the comments: What whole grain do you find easiest to incorporate into...