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Wheat Batter Bread-High Altitude Changes and Photos 
Jan. 17, 2012 8:29 am 
Updated: Feb. 3, 2013 5:33 am
Update on Whole Wheat Batter Bread-I posted a recipe for whole wheat batter bread last week. As I promised, here are the updated photos and especially high altitude changes listed after the recipe. The recipe uses bread flour and whole wheat flour.

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Updated Photos of Whole Wheat Batter Bread
Photo 1-Dough after mixing  Photo 2-Dough after first rise Photo 3-Stir 25 strokes after first rise.
Photo 4-Use fingers sprayed with Pam to even out dough.
Photo 5 -Dough in loaf pan Photo 6 Bread baking in oven Photo 7-Brush butter on bread for soft crust Photo 8-Sliced and Ready to Eat
(I am still trying to work out the bugs in my blog.)

The Whole Wheat Batter Recipe

High Altitude Changes:
Living at high altitude has made baking a challenge:
Here are the changes to the recipe above that may help others at high altitude. According to Susan Purdy, author of Pie in the Sky,
the rising times will become shorter above 3,000 feet above sea level. I live at around 5,060 feet above sea level. If you live above 5,060 feet your rising time may be shorter than what I experienced.
I would suggest checking the dough for each rise- 30 minutes for the first rise (or until the bread doubles in size.) On the second rise check at 15 minutes and go from there until the loaf is 1/2 inch from the top.  
First Rise  40 minutes
Second Rise 20 minutes
Baking Time-27 minutes
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Jan. 17, 2012 9:34 am
Nice blog and great format!! love it!
Jan. 17, 2012 9:41 am
Thanks Merlion-I was trying something different-remembering what you said about the colors. I am glad you liked it.
Jan. 17, 2012 9:55 am
Bread looks great! Having never lived above sea level, I wouldn't have a clue about the differences you deal with in the kitchen. I bet this helps others!
Jan. 17, 2012 10:45 am
Thanks for the compliment, Cat Hill. High altitude plays havoc with baking bread, cookies, brownies, and also cakes. I hope it helps others.
Jan. 17, 2012 1:50 pm
Living literally at sea level, I never would have known what a big difference there is in the rise time. Your bread looks beautiful and I know it tastes just as good.
Jan. 17, 2012 5:04 pm
Thanks BigShotsMom for the compliment. Nice to see you here. I have many failed recipes under my belt-but I hope to correct that and become a better baker.
Jan. 17, 2012 6:11 pm
Lela... I can almost smell that bread! Can you send me some? Great Blog! I need Bread!!!!!
Jan. 17, 2012 6:53 pm
Terry- thanks, be glad to send you some along with butter. Nice hearing from you.
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I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
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I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
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