Monday, August 16, 2010

Healthy Whole Wheat Bread


For the longest time I meant to make bread at home and post the recipe in my blog. At last I got around to getting hold of a loaf pan!

Below is the recipe for while wheat bread. Why spend $7 on a loaf of bread while you can make some real smooth, healthy bread at home? I hope you like this recipe. Its really easy, do try it out at home. This recipe is for simple whole wheat bread; I will post 9-grain/cranberry and other flavors in time.

Ingredients: (yields 1 loaf)

Whole Wheat Flour: 4 cups

Warm water: 1 cup

Oil: ¼ cup (I used vegetable oil)

Honey: ¼ cup

Milk: 1/3 cup

Dry yeast: 1 packet (you know those small ones)

Salt: 1 ¼ tsp

Method:

  • Take a large bowl and mix all the ingredients with the exception of flour, well.
  • Add the flour and mix well making sure that there are no lumps; A little softer than roti/naan bread consistency. Make a cylindrical shape out of this.
  • Grease a loaf pan and gently insert the dough into this pan.
  • Cover this pan with a wet towel and let it stand for 1 hour or until the dough raises.
  • Pre heat the oven to 350 D F. Sprinkle some flour on top of this dough.
  • Bake this for 50-55 minutes.

Healthy whole wheat bread is ready!

Note:

  1. Make sure that you really mix the dough well. I used both my hands for this and it took some 10 minutes to achieve this.
  2. To test the done-ness of this bread, lightly thump the bottom of the loaf pan after you remove from the over, it should sound hollow.

14 comments:

  1. wow really fantastic,home made bread simply superb...

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  2. its a very useful post ..i was looking for this bread recipe ...thanks for sharing ...ur bread looks perfect


    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  3. Lovely bread Madhu...will try this soon..thanks for sharing..

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  4. Healthy bread,looks prefect..

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  5. Madhu, first thanks for sharing this. I'll sure try this...
    Lovely Home Made healthy bread.

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  6. The bread looks so perfect! I love home made breads :-)

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  7. Thanks all! I am glad you liked the recipe.

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  8. Sounds really easy to prepare.Perfectly baked dear!Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow!! that loaf looks so perfect n professional!
    Love fresh baked home made bread that too with wwflour..simply awesome..
    First time here n I must you have a really nice collection of recipes..loved your garden pics!!
    will b visiting often :)
    do drop in at my space sometime
    aipi
    http://usmasala.blogspot.com/

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  10. ♥♥ Olá, amiga!
    Passei para uma visitinha...
    Seu cantinho está muito lindo e criativo, com fotos maravilhosas dos pratos.
    As receitas estão muito saborosas e saudáveis...amei!!!♥♥
    Boa semana!...
    com tudo de bom!!!♥
    Beijinhos.
    Itabira♥
    ♥♥♥ Brasil

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  11. Thanks all! Magia, I didnt understand a word of what you said. Sorry dear.

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  12. Looks great.
    Anytime whole wheat bread is better than white bread.

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