Making great fresh breakfast sausage is easy and rewarding, and undoubtedly the best way to dip your toes into sausage making. Here you only need to blend spices into the ground meat (I use pork) and form them into patties. No curing, no casings, no fuss – just a great breakfast compliment. You’ll also be able to tailor these to suit your taste, and enjoy significant quality improvement and cost savings to boot.
This has been my pretty much my standard do it all whole wheat bread recipe for years. While this bread has all the health benefits of fresh 100% extraction whole wheat flour you don’t need to sell it on that basis – it tastes good.
I don’t think many folks would accuse me of being too caught up with sticking to recipes. In fact when developing and trialing ones to relay here I have to force myself to measure and record. That is due in part to my experience that most baking is fairly forgiving. The most critical element usually is ensuring the moisture level is correct.
If you are new to baking with whole grain flours be aware that they take longer to absorb liquid, and depending upon the moisture level in the grain you may need to adjust the volume of liquid in your recipe. I always look to achieve what would for white flour be considered a bit too wet (but not soupy) a dough when the dough ball is first formed by the machine. This seems to end up being just about the right amount of liquid to make a nice loaf.