I borrowed a copy of the King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking: Delicious Recipes Using Nutritious Whole Grains book and I loved it so much, I have renewed it three times.
I found the Yeast Bread section extremely helpful in learning more about baking whole grain bread, and I successfully baked using their “Walnut Whole Wheat Bread” recipe twice, and will continue to use this recipe going forward. I didn’t bake yet with nuts, but I mixed in rosemary once, and poppy & caraway seeds the next time. I use a bread machine on the dough setting (per their recommendation) to mix and knead the bread, and perform the first rise. It works very well.
I just love this book, and I might end up purchasing a copy for myself. It’s really an invaluable book if you are just starting to bake bread. They explain the basics in simple terms, and I really started to understand the complex world of bread!
Besides bread, there is a ton of other whole grain recipes: puddings, muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, crackers, and flat breads (just to name a few). There is even a section on sourdough. The last section is about the actual details of each whole grain.
I have never been much of a baker. All the required accurate measurements feel so restraining, but since I am getting so much better with bread baking, I feel more confident to delve further into other aspects of whole grain baking.
I will update the review if I do decide to buy a copy for myself. I am still reading several other whole grain bread books, & haven’t decided which one I love the most. The King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking book is definitely in the running!
I love reading cookbooks, like some people love reading novels! I am inspired by recipes, and enjoy learning ideas from cookbooks; I like putting my own spin on a recipe rather than exactly following it. Please keep in mind that my opinions might be completely different from the other home cooks.