Typically every week I bake a loaf of bread for my family. I tend to try different types of breads once in every few weeks. Effort to make the whole wheat bread has be an ongoing task for me in the last few months. Recently achieved the right balance of texture and softness. The whole wheat bread is packed with nutrition and made using olive oil. Very simple bread perfect to eat this with a bowl of soup or with a cup of coffee for morning breakfast.
whole wheat flour 3 cups
all-purpose flour 3/4 cup
water 1 1/2 cups
brown sugar 2 tbsp
olive oil 4 tbsp
salt 1 1/4 tsp
rapid rise yeast 1 packet or 2 1/4 tsp
Heat water in microwave for 45 secs to make it luke warm.
Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl.
Slowly add the water and mix the dough.
Knead this dough for 8 mins.
Grease and flour an bread loaf pan.
Roll the dough by tucking in the edges to form a loaf and place it in a bread loaf pan.
Cover the dough with a wet paper towel and let the dough rise for 1 hr and double in size, in a warm place (note: can keep inside oven with the lights turned on).
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degress Fahrenheit.
Bake this in the oven for 30 mins or till golden brown.
Note: the bread might be hard right after it comes out of the oven, don’t worry they will become soft once they cool.
Slice and enjoy the whole wheat bread.
Tastes great toasted or not toasted.
Note: brown sugar can be replaced with honey or regular white sugar for equal proportions.