100% whole wheat

one of my friends recently schooled me on how to make whole wheat bread.  you know, so it doesn’t turn out dry, hard, and crumbly like it usually does.

see.  so here is the recipe if you want it.  and even if you don’t.  😉

step 1:

1/2 c. warm water

2 t. honey

2 T. w.w. flour

2 1/2 t. yeast

step 2:

2 c. cool water + ice cubes

2 T. honey

3 T. oil

6 c. w.w. flour

2 t. salt

step 1 directions:

stir honey and water together.  whisk in flour and yeast.  let sit for 15 minutes until yeast is active and foamy.

step 2 directions:

in mixing bowl place cold water with a couple of ice cubes. (the ice aids in gluten development.)  add oil and honey.  mix then add salt and flour.  mix briefly.  add yeast foam and knead together for 10 minutes in your stand mixer.  place dough in oiled bowl.  cover and let rise for one hour or until doubled.  dump dough onto counter and divide into two pieces.  gently roll and shape in to balls.  cover and let sit for 20 minutes.  shape into loaves and place in buttered bread pans.  cover and put in warm locations.  let rise for 45 minutes.  bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  brush tops with butter while still warm, but not hot.

i did forget to take pictures of how to shape the loaf before putting it in the pan.  i learned something new here too, and i like it.  someday i will make a photo tutorial.  also, i’d like to try adding a little applesauce to this recipe and see what happens.  if anything does, i’ll be sure to annotate.  enjoy*m


1 Response to “100% whole wheat”

  1. 1 Karie Brown August 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    The bread in the picture is beautiful. I am glad that I was able to share the recipe with you and share a few helpful hints that I was taught. May others be blessed from the recipe as well.

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