What you see are eight loaves of (mostly) 100% whole wheat bread.
Like me, they’re misshapen, crude, and simple. Also like me, they’re awesome!
They taste delicious; hearty and fulfilling. As a guy who thinks most cooking stories should start with “first I killed it”, this is a new plateau in non critter cookery. I’m double extra pleased with the results. (The only drawback is the loaves bumped into each other when I crammed them into the oven…otherwise they’d look pretty too.)
This is my second batch. The first one was so good I had to re-test to make sure it wasn’t a fluke. The jury is in, delicious bread can be created by an idiot like me. (I rarely venture beyond the crutch of my bread machines.) I credit my wife for the excellent psy-ops brain manipulation of giving me a recipe book for Christmas and then watching me follow it like a lab rat seeking cheese.
Incidentally the cup in front is Hard Red Spring Wheat Berries. I just wanted to make the point that stuff that you buy dirt cheap in a 50# bag can become delicious. There are certain technologies involved…it’s not like I pounded the flour with a rock. Other than that there is little else in the bread; four ingredients (all of which Grandma would have on stock) plus yeast and water.
Strike back against the high fructose monosodium enhanced concentrated wombat shit we are trained to unthinkingly shovel into our gaping American maws. Real food is delicious, healthy, cheap, and kicks ass.