Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Whole Wheat Bread

This is a lovely whole wheat bread. Recipe is from a bread machine cookbook, where all the ingredients are placed in the bread machine pan, and let the machine do all the work, and you would have one lovely baked bread to enjoy for your breakfast. As usual, I prefer to finish the baking in the oven. So I have used the bread machine to knead the dough, right up to the first rising, then I took out the dough, shape it and placed it in a greased loaf pan for the second rise, and then bake in the oven.

Bread turns out really nice, moist and soft.

Wholesome, healthy bread, perfect for breakfast, spread with butter and jam. And it freezes well too. I had four slices which I kept frozen, simply thaw it and toast until crispy, which I've enjoyed with some homemade tapenade.

Whole Wheat Bread
(adapted from "Biggest Book of Bread Machine Recipes", Better Homes and Gardens)
Makes 1-1/2 pound loaf
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons water
4 teaspoons honey or sugar (I use honey)
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1-1/2 cups bread flour
3/4 teaspoon salt (I use 1/2 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon active dry yeast or bread machine yeast

Select the loaf size. Add the ingredients to the machine according to the manufacturer's direction. If available, select the whole grain cycle, or select the basic white bread cycle.

Kitchen Flavours notes : To bake in the oven
I use the bread machine to knead the dough, selecting the "Wholewheat Dough" cycle. This cycle will knead the dough, with the first rising in the bread pan. When the cycle has completed, I remove the dough, pat it out on a lightly floured work surface to roughly about 8"x 10" rectangle. Dough will be slightly sticky, so flour your hands lightly. Roll it up tightly like a swiss roll and place in a 8-1/2" x 4-1/2" greased loaf pan. Cover loosely with greased cling wrap and let rise until almost double in size. Remove the cling wrap and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 35 minutes or until the bread is done. Remove bread from pan and let cool completely before slicing.

This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (March 2015 Event: Honey) organized by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Doreen (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Joyce (