Saturday, November 26, 2011

Whole Wheat Bread

I love bread and have been searching high and low for a good, easy recipe for 100% whole wheat bread. That will bake well at 7,000 feet. I think I finally found a recipe that works and if you've never baked fresh bread in your home you should, nothing smells so good. I found the base recipe while surfing and didn't bookmark the source :( but I had to make some adjustments to it myself, so here is the final recipe I used to bake up this yummy loaf. Let me know if you try it!

Whole Wheat Bread (using bread machine for the dough)

*1 cup plus 4 Tablespoons water (you may not need the extra 4 Tblespns if you aren't at high elevation and aren't in a super dry climate)
*1 1/2 Tablespoons butter, softened
*2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (organic is best)
*1/8 cup sugar
*1 1/4 teaspoons salt
*4 teaspoons vital wheat gluten
*1/2 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon yeast

In a large bowl mix together all dry ingriedents except yeast. Put wet ingredients into bread machine container. Put flour mixture into bread machine on top of wet mixture adding the yeast on the top. Use your bread machine's dough setting and start. After the dough cycle, remove dough and shape. Place in buttered loaf pan. Lightly cut diagonal cuts into top of dough. Place in oven and let rise for 30 minutes. Turn oven on to 375 degrees and once oven is heated time for 20 min. and bake until when tapped it sounds hollow. Cool and enjoy!

1 comment:

Mara... said...

I love the smell of bread baking, yum! Your bread looks great, thanks for the recipe!