I have wanted to try this recipe for a very long time, ever since I found it in my issue of Cook's Illustrated. And I never did.
And for a couple of years, my friend Jean would bring this delicious multi grain bread to our quilting potlucks. Yummy.
This year, I asked her for the recipe, and lo and behold, they were the same. I aimed to try to make it two weeks ago, but life (triathlon, husband traveling) got in the way.
So Friday, I took a day off work to be mom, and I used the morning while my son was at kindergarten to try it out.
Wow, it is so delicious. A multi-step process, but still pretty easy. My loaves didn't rise quite as much as I'd have liked, but I was pressed for time to pick up my child from school. I baked them early.
This recipe is a definite keeper.