Whole wheat bread can be made using 100% wheat flour or with the combination of whole wheat flour and refined flour. in this recipe I have made it using 100% wheat flour.
The bread came out nice and soft.
Breads can be made with fresh yeast, active dry yeast or instant dry yeast.Fresh yeast and the instant dry yeast can be added directly to the flour while kneading with the other ingredient. Dry active yeast needs to be activated by adding it in warm milk or water along with sugar for 15 mins before using it.
Bread making requires time.
Knead the dough for 10 mins (if using active dry yeast activate it first prior to kneading and then add to the dough)
1st proving – It is generally for 1 hr ( here the kneaded dough is kept in the warm place for fermentation and rising). It is also known as first rise.
2nd proving- It is for 30-45 min . It is known as second rise.
So try making these whole wheat bread and you will want start preferring it over the supermarket bread. It is a healthy alternative to bread available in the market, especially for kids.
3.5 cup whole wheat flour Use three cups for kneading and 0.5 cups for dusting and further addition of dough if required for kneading.
2 tbsp milk powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp instant dry yeast (a sachet of 7 gm) if using active dry yeast then use 1 tbsp and fresh yeast 2 tbsp
1 tbsp sugar
1.5 cup water (luke warm) Here you can use milk instead or 50-50% of milk and water
2 tbsp oil and little more for greasing dough
1 tbsp butter brushing the bread loaf
1 tbsp extra milk brushing the bread loaf
Full recipe: Whole Wheat Bread