2) Mist the bread with water every 3 min for the first 10 min. Why? This does 3 things. Prevents the crust from forming too fast thus restricting the rising process. It moisens the crust just enough so it doesn't brown/burn at the end of the baking period - you get a golden brown instead of a dark heavy crust. And it finally makes the crust crispier. This is a very important step. It also helps if you have a bowl of water in the oven to increase the humidity percentage.
Whole grain breads are a great way to incorporate various grains into your diet. There are breads for those with wheat intolerances, too. In some recipes, spelt can replace whole-wheat flour. Photo: Dennis Evans