Wholemeal Bread


makes two loaves
4 cups plain white flour
4 cups wholemeal plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon butter or lard
2 tablespoons cracked wheat (optional)


1. Blend the two flours and sift.

2. Add any grist left in sifter to flour.

3. Mix half the flour, the salt and sugar in a warm mixing bowl, stir in yeast.

4. Heat butter or lard with 1 cup water, add remaining water and cool to lukewarm.

5. Add to dry ingredients.

6. Beat 2 minutes on mixer or 300 strokes by hand.

7. Blend in remaining flour and knead to a soft, elastic dough.

8. Allow to double in size, knead, shape and prove a second time.

9. When loaves have risen brush tops with milk and sprinkle on cracked wheat if used.

10. Bake in a moderately hot oven 190-200°C (375-400°F) for 35 to 40 minutes.

Wholemeal bread rolls
1. Divide half the dough into 20 pieces after first proving.

2. Roll each into a ball and place on greased baking trays.

3. Cover and leave in a warm place until doubled in size.

4. Brush with milk and sprinkle with cracked wheat.

5. Bake in a moderately hot oven 190-200°C (375-400°F) for 15 to 20 minutes.

What did you think?

41 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Wholemeal Bread
posted by Jamie Parker @ 05:07AM, 10/19/08
Great. How about a bit of caraway seed for those who like a bit of zest
Wholemeal bread query
posted by nancy shillito @ 07:54AM, 10/19/08
My dough came out extremely wet , is the 2 1/2 cups of water right ?
posted by Hope @ 09:03AM, 12/02/08
It worked well and is very tasty
posted by Hope @ 09:03AM, 12/02/08
It worked well and is very tasty
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posted by Tim @ 09:03AM, 2/10/09
Came out really well - the family approves!
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posted by mm @ 08:17AM, 3/02/09
Thankyou this recipe delicious came out really well.
Wholemeal bread
posted by Rebecca @ 09:07AM, 3/30/09
My bread turned out magic! Will use the recipe again.
Mel neesham
posted by mel neesham @ 09:48AM, 3/05/11
My doe also came out a little wet, had to add a little of the 2nd pard of the dry mix to compensate
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