Sunrise Point u Breakfast Bread 6 XL Easy Recipe for Whole Grain Toasting Bread from a Superlative Maine Inn

Whole grain bread from the kitchen of  The Inn at Sunrise Point

 

We just returned from another visit to the gorgeous, ocean-front Inn at Sunrise Point near Camden, Maine. It’s always a joy to shoot for Innkeeper-Proprietor Daina Hill and her team of hospitality pros. We spent some time early one morning shooting breakfast prep in the kitchen, where we noticed Chef Brad Purdy whipping up a quick loaf of bread. He casually mentioned that he could make this loaf from scratch in less than 90 minutes, with no kneading! He makes this yummy loaf primarily as a “toasting” bread, and it is fabulous! While enjoying it at breakfast, we both tried to remember the last time we had a hearty, homemade toasting bread at an Inn…sadly, nothing sprang to mind.  Muffins and scones tend to steal all the glory in the B&B world, and 99% of the time, toast is made from boring, commercial, grocery store bread…and honestly–it’s just not good. Chef Brad said it was adapted from an old Fanny Farmer recipe. Here it is. It’s a keeper.

 

Chef Brad’s Multi- Grain Bread from The Inn at Sunrise Point

 

Sir together:

 

4 cups lukewarm water

2 T sugar

2 T yeast

 

Let bloom for 5 minutes.

 

Combine:

4 cups white unbleached flour

4 cups whole wheat flour

¾ cup cornmeal

1 cup (total) containing millet, sesame seed and flax seed

2/3 cup honey

1 T + 1 t salt

 

Pour yeast mixture over dry ingredients in a big bowl. Mix together by hand.

 

Take 2 large 5″ x 9″  loaf pans and spray with no stick spray. Divide mixture into 2 parts and place in loaf pans. Spray top , then cover with plastic wrap and let rise one time, 45 minutes to 1 hour.

 

Heat the oven to 350°F and bake the breads for 35-45 minutes, or until a skewer or knife blade comes out clean. Let the loaves cool for a few minutes, then turn them out onto racks to continue cooling.

Sunrise Point u Breakfast Bread 2 XL Easy Recipe for Whole Grain Toasting Bread from a Superlative Maine Inn

Chef Brad whipping up a loaf of bread…in less than 90 minutes, start to finish!

Sunrise Point u Breakfast Bread 4 X2 Easy Recipe for Whole Grain Toasting Bread from a Superlative Maine Inn

Excellent crumb and texture…and it slices beautifully!

 

But Man Does Not Live by Bread Alone–Here are a Few Pictures from our Shoot.

The Inn at Sunrise Point is always on our list of favorite places to shoot. It is sited on an incredible ocean-front, leafy spot near Camden, Maine. In addition to the top-notch accommodations and food, Daina has instilled a palpable sense of service and professionalism, not seen at many inns.

 

Sunrise Point Gardens 25 XL Easy Recipe for Whole Grain Toasting Bread from a Superlative Maine Inn

Bad news: you gotta get up early to see the sunrise (this was at 4:30 am in June). Good news: it’s worth it.

 

Sunrise Point Gardens 5 XL Easy Recipe for Whole Grain Toasting Bread from a Superlative Maine Inn

A romantic couple enjoying a gin and & tonic on the lawn…Wait a minute…Is that MARK?? “GET TO WORK, SLACKER!”

 

Sunrise Point Rooms Homer Cottage 3 XL Easy Recipe for Whole Grain Toasting Bread from a Superlative Maine Inn

View from Homer Cottage

 

Sunrise Point Rooms Homer Cottage 10 XL Easy Recipe for Whole Grain Toasting Bread from a Superlative Maine Inn

Beautiful light in the just-remodeled bath of Homer Cottage.

 

Sunrise Point Rooms Homer Cottage 8 XL Easy Recipe for Whole Grain Toasting Bread from a Superlative Maine Inn

Outside of Homer Cottage at sunrise.

Sunrise Point porch 2 XL Easy Recipe for Whole Grain Toasting Bread from a Superlative Maine Inn

Guest enjoying a blissful moment on the porch

 

Sunrise Point T Misc 6 XL Easy Recipe for Whole Grain Toasting Bread from a Superlative Maine Inn

View from the Inn’s library

 

Sunrise Point MainHouse 3 XL Easy Recipe for Whole Grain Toasting Bread from a Superlative Maine Inn

The Main House, looking through to the blue Atlantic

2 Comments

  1. Sharon Haydon says:

    We stayed this fall at the Inn. Have enjoyed it in the past and believe it is one of the better places to stay. Chef Purdy is very approachable and his food never disappoints. Love this place.

  2. Thanks guys for the gorgeous images and for the great bread recipe. I am going to try it out and will let you know how successful I was.