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Thursday, June 16, 2011

BBA Challenge: Light Wheat Bread

I did this challenge on a very hot day. The heat index was over 100 degree's. I thought I would see what happened when I proofed my dough outside. I had to add about 3/4 cup extra water to this recipe. I have a technique problem with this recipe. In the book all ingredients are added at one and mixed and we are told to add more water when needed. The thing is it is hard to get more water into already formed dough. I feel the better technique would be to hold back flour and slowly add the last 2 cups so that the dough could be more controlled. The dough was very stiff and I think that caused the tight crumb. The flavor was nice though. Thank you Chris from for hosting our challenges.

I added some melted butter to the top of the loaf as soon as it came out of the oven.


  1. Beautiful loaf. :)
    Where are you that the heat index was over 100? :)
    Enjoy following you.

  2. I made this bread this past Monday I believe and I live in Madison Wisconsin. I look forward to following you also as we finish up our BBA challenges!!