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Wholemeal Bread

ingredients

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
milk
2 tablespoons cracked wheat (optional)

method

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?

38 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 ?
Bread
posted by Hope @ 09:03AM, 12/02/08
It worked well and is very tasty
Bread
posted by Hope @ 09:03AM, 12/02/08
It worked well and is very tasty
Wholemead Bread
posted by Tim @ 09:03AM, 2/10/09
Came out really well - the family approves!
Wholemeal Bread Recipe
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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