Wholesome Wholemeal!

At last! A post about bread.

Wholemeal bread or pane integrale as it is know in Italy has never had the following that it has in the UK  for a number of cultural and social reasons. The preference has always been for white bread though no where near as refined as what we have here.

Wholemeal bread is quite often seen as intimidating to make both it terms of the rise and the crumb being different to its paler sister.

This is where Dan Lepard’s Short and Sweet  introductory recipe comes in.

It really was very  easy to make, a joy to handle and passed the “I’m not sure about this” test with my kids with flying colours!

In fact I was so taken with it that I’m straight off to make the Spelt and ale loaf on the next page.