One of my yummiest memories growing up was my mom's whole wheat bread. It really was a wonderful day when she made her bread. There was the time we spent watching her mix the bread, then how she would roll it out then spank each loaf to get all the air bubbles out, then there was the smell. Oh how I love the smell of her bread cooking. After the bread would come out there would be the contest over who would be the lucky one to get the "caboose" or the "heel" of the bread. My mom would say, "Who wants the caboose?" And then the first one of us six who said "I do!!" would get the coveted slice smothered in butter.
I have always wanted to learn how to make her bread but I lacked certain tools of the trade. First I didn't have the all important Winter White Wheat. Second, I didn't have a Bosch, only a sad Kitchen Aid which couldn't mix six loaves even if I tried. Third, I didn't have the dough enhancer - the true secret of my mom's bread. When my mom visited last October she brought me a few bags of her wheat flour...that was one of the things I needed. Then with her visit this week she brought the next tool. The dough enhancer. She told me I didn't need the Bosch because she could walk me through the recipe for just two loaves instead of the six that she makes.
So mom walked me through the process and I have to say I was so delighted with the finished product. Not only did my kitchen smell like heaven but my stomach and taste buds were also truly satisfied. Mom and I ate the round loaf for out lunch! So yummy. Thanks mom!