Sunday, January 29, 2012

100% Whole Wheat Bread

Thought I'd poke my head out a bit and share a recipe I developed a few years ago. I finally got around to typing it up, so the blog also serves as a place for safe keeping. I have made it in the bread machine (on the whole wheat cycle), but a mixer or by hand will work as long as you know the procedure.

Renata’s 100% Whole Wheat Honey Bread

1 cup water (maybe an additional tablespoon more)
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup honey
1 egg
1 1/2 tablespoon oil
1 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
3/4 - 1 cup sunflower or pumpkin seeds, walnuts, raisins, etc (optional)

I'm sorry I don't have specific directions. Just make the dough as you would any other bread. If you're new to baking bread, King Arthur Flour has a great set of online videos of the bread making process here. Here's also instructions on making dough in a Kitchen Aid mixer (but keep the dough on speed 2. Any higher than that can damage the motor)

If you have a recipe you like, but just want to tweak it a bit, this link about dough enhancers is really helpful. That's how I ended up with an egg in my recipe.

Try it!

1 comment:

  1. Nice! I only recently checked out your blog, but have enjoyed the post and will be back to read more.