Thursday, December 4, 2008

Whole Wheat Bread

From Whole Wheat Bread
This is by far, the best whole wheat bread recipe - it's soft, moist and has great flavor :) Often, I dump the dough in the bread machine, set the dough cycle and then bake it myself!

Whole Wheat Bread - Modified from Tammy's Recipes
  • 1 C warm water (110- 120 F)
  • 1 T milk
  • 2 T olive oil (I use just a tad less)
  • 2 T honey (or 4 T white sugar)
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt (I use less, a heaping 1/2 tsp)
  • 1 1/2 C bread flour
  • 1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. yeast
My preferred method: Place all ingredients in bread machine canister in the order specified by the bread machine (mine has liquids and salt first, yeast last), and set to the dough cycle. When completed (about 1.5 hours for mine), form into a loaf and place dough in a greased loaf pan.

Cover and allow dough to rise for about 30 minutes. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

You can also make it by hand... getting good ol' fashioned exercise :)

First, put yeast water, milk, oil, sugar, honey and salt in a large bowl and stir to combine. Add flour, about 1 C at a time, and knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl and cover, while allowing it to rise for 40+ minutes, until dough is doubled in size. Knead dough again, for about 5 minutes, to remove air bubbles. Form into a loaf and place in a greased loaf pan. Cover, and allow bread to rise again for another 30 minutes. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, until loaf is light brown and sounds hollow when tapped.

From Whole Wheat Bread

This bread keeps quite well... the first couple days it's perfectly fine in a bread keeper or bag, and after that, we move it to the fridge to extend the shelf life. Often, it doesn't go bad because we eat it up :) It also freezes well, and makes great sandwhiches, garlic toast, and grilled cheese :)


  1. I was just checking out your bread recipes and noticed that you mentioned using a bread machine. I'm looking to buy a bread machine and was wondering if you would recommended one you use. I'm overwhelmed by all the choiced out there. Thanks so much!

  2. This is the best whole wheat bread I have ever had. It's too good to eat it as a sandwich.

  3. Thank you, for the recipe in the bread machine now :).

  4. thank you again I posted a link to you :)

  5. This looks good and although I have just started to let mine rise, I wanted to let you know you omitted the yeast in the non-bread machine method. Just in case anyone is new to baking they might not catch that. I did that once when I was first cooking. I found a recipe on line for 'coke cake' um the author forgot to put flour on the ingredients list and I didn't catch it until the big ol' pan of coke mess was in the oven not baking LOL! Also what temp do you recommend for the warm water? I am afraid mine might have been to warm and killed the yeast because my bread doesn't seem to be rising....


Thanks for stopping by! I'd love to hear from you; especially how you're finding JOY in your kitchen.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...