Foods N' Recipes / Fluffy Whole Wheat Bread
I have tried a few recipes for 100% whole wheat bread and I have been dissatisfied until I came across this recipe. The bread came out fluffy and soft. It was so good that when I took it out of the oven, we would have eaten the whole loaf if we did not stop ourselves. The recipe is good enough to make two loaves since I used the medium sized loaf pan. I use the KitchenAid stand mixer for the dough.
- 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 packet yeast (3 tsp)
- * 1/8 cup or more sunflower seeds (optional)
- * 1/8 cup flax seeds (optional)
- * 1/8 cup or more raisins (optional)
* you can experiment the amount you like and add in others as well.
First, put the milk, honey, warm water, vegetable oil, yeast and salt into a mixing bowl.
The wet ingredients
Next, put in the flour, the sunflower and flax seeds.
Flour is in
I usually use a spatula to mix them all together or you can use the beater.
All mixed together with the spatula
Turn on the stand mixer to 2nd speed for about 7 mins to knead using the dough hook.
Dough all kneaded
Let the dough proof in a warm place til it doubles in size. Then punch down the dough. Divide into two, shape the first one and put in a greased loaf pan. Add in the raisins to the second one. Proof the dough a second time.
Going in ...
Put the dough in the oven at 350 degrees for 40 mins or so. Tap the underside of the bread for a hollow sound.
Cooling down ...
I usually freeze one since it is only two of us. When the first one finishes, I would defrost the other one and reheat it in the oven.
You can find the original recipe at Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
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