May 7, 2012

A Huge Loaf of Whole Wheat Bread ( No Maida )

 Many of you have been sending wishes through emails, comments, facebook and everything..And some of my lovely co-bloggers have even created a bridal shower for me..I will talk about that in my next post..But right off now, I am so happy that I have so many caring and lovable friends around me to think about me.. I am really really a blessed girl. Thank you so much for that guys..

Now coming to the recipe of the day. It is a healthy one which many of you must have never thought of making this at home..Yes it is a very very healthy whole wheat bread with no addition of maida (all purpose flour) to it. You might think that now we can find so many wheat breads out in the markets, why would spend time making it at home. But let me tell you a secret..The  bread which you find in store have some maida added to it. I am not talking about the specially made bread which you find in big supermarkets. But most of them have maida added to it. So if you want a healthier option and need a good whole wheat bread them try this out..

A slice of bread with some pineapple jam spread on top

I made a very huge loaf of bread which was enough for our whole family for a week. We have one slice of bread which we toast in a toaster and spread some jams or any toppings and have it..Since it is a huge slice, only one is enough for us and it makes us pretty full..I would suggest eating this for breakfast along with some fruits and a glass of milk..I am sure that it is a healthy option than having regular white bread..I hope you will try this out and tell me how It turned out..Eat Healthy and Be Healthy.


Whole Wheat Flour – 6 cups / 720 gms + more for kneading
Yeast – 2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Sugar – 2 tblspn
Warm Water- 500 ml + as needed
Oats – 3 tblspn for sprinkling on top
Olive Oil – 3 tblspn


Take some warm water in a bowl and add in yeast in that. Mix well and allow it to rise for 5 mins.

Take a large mixing bowl and add the remaining water in it. Add sugar, salt and allow it to dissolve.

Pour in the yeast water in that and mix well.

Slowly add in the flour and keep mixing till it comes  together. It will be sticky.

Drizzle 2 tblspn of oil over it and mix well.

Transfer it to a well oiled bowl and cover with a cloth. Allow it to rise for 1 hour.

Now tip this mixture to a well floured surface and start kneading. Knead it for 10 mins add more flour if needed.

When the dough gets smooth and sprinky, shape it in the form of the loaf pan and drop it in a well oiled loaf pan.

Cover it and let it rise for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F.

Take the rised bread and brush it with some milk or water and sprinkle some oats on top.

Bake this in the oven for 50-60 mins or till the bread is nice golden and cooked.

Remove from the oven and allow it to cool down completely before inverting to a cooling rack.

Slice and Serve.


1.You can use two medium size loaf pan to bake this bread. I used my huge loaf pan for this. If you are using small loaf pan, the baking time will vary.
2.If you are in different places the rising time will change as per the temperature of the place.

3. Once cooled Transfer this bread to a refrigerator either in a air tight container or wrap it tightly with foil or cling wrap and use it accordingly.

Take all your ingrediants
Dissolve some yeast in warm water
Add sugar, salt to warm water and mix well
add the yeast water in this
add the flour and mix well
form into a sticky dough
drizzle some oil and mix well
Transfer to a well oiled container. Cover and allow it to rise
all rised up
Tip into a well floured working surface
knead well to form a smooth dough
Oil a loaf pan and shape the dough like that
Drop the dough in
I have a lid for my loaf pan..You can use a cloth to cover and allow it to rise again.
look how it has risen
Brush with some milk and sprinkle oats on top
Bake till golden brown
Remove from the pan and allow it to cool down.


Gayathri NG said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow looking amazing da, your step by step pics helps to prepare more easier...

Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

wow my Favourite blog friend is getting marry .. very happy and Whole-heartedly would like to wish u .. have great future ahead

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wat a healthy bread, excellent bread to kick start the day.

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy n healthy bread........

RAKS KITCHEN said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice bake aarthi, loved the recipe

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect bread loaf you have got...looks so tempting to try at home...healthy too, thanks for sharing the recipe!

Vandana Rajesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious perfect bread Aarthi and wishing you happiness and all things good in your new life.

Jayasri Ravi said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely healthy bread Arathi, I made something from your blog for your bridal shower hope you like it...

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

what a healthy recpie for bread. you have encouraged me to make this but i have some doubts which i hope you will clear it ,firstly on which rack of the oven should it be baked , secondly-while baking both the elements of the oven should be on as i have read in other blogs that for baking cakes, pizzas or cookies only bottom element /coil should be on.
i have a request that when you give recpeis for baking ,grilling ,please mention about these little things as things matters a lot for a new baker like me,
thanks and hope for the earliest reply

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousIt should be baked in the center rack..Both the elements should be on while baking bread, or you wont get even baking..

Geetha Venkat said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Aarthi,
Just wanted to check if I can mix milk along with warm water so that I get a softer version of the bread?? I tried once yesterday but I tried with minimum quantity. I turned too hard!! So what is the mistake? Can I bake at little lesser temperature or for lesser time or what is the mistake? I baked 1 cup of flour for 25 mins. using ur instructions.. Thanks for your reply.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Geetha Venkatyes i think u baked it for long time. yes u can use milk in forming the dough

Meera said... Best Blogger Tips

Your recipe looked so good, I was tempted to bake my first loaf. Took the same quantity of ingredients - I thought it rose well the first hour, then kneaded it, split it across 2 loaf tins, but the second hr it didn't rise as much a your picture showed.
The end result was a good-looking and tasty loaf, but very dense. not soft enough, not light.
I realised later when I read the comments that I should not have put it on the lower rack, but I don't think that was the only reason.
1. needs more yeast?
2. should have let it wait longer?
3. did we knead too much (or too little)?
don't want to give up, so please help.
Thanks very much.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Meeraif your bread didn rise properly the second time, then your bread will be dense. I think you must have left your dough to rise a longer time for the first rise, so the yeast must have done all its job.

Next time, leave the dough to rise less time, then shape into loaf and leave that to rise for a longer time till it is doubled in size. This way the bread will be little airier.

And also since this is made with 100% wheat flour, the bread wont be so soft. It will be little on the denser side, but so healthy and tasty

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi ure recipe is really simple but my problem is that the yeast doesn't froth and the batter doesn't rise at all

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousIt is because your yeast is not activated. You have to add yeast to warm water with sugar. if you add it to very cold water, it wont activate. If you add it to very hot water then it will kill the yeast, so give it another shot..

Your yeast will get foamy once it is activated, then only u have to add it to flour. If your yeats is not foamy then dont use it.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hey Aarthi,
I tried this and i dont know what went wrong :(
Batter has raised and looked nice, but after baking, crust was thick and top was brown and nice.SO what could be the problem?
Also it tasted like too thick or a big fat roti.. :'(
Is it because i used a silicone loaf pan?
or I dont have rack system in my oven, so i just kept it on plate and baked it..(so may be no heat to bottom of the pan??), but i preheated the oven as instructed..

I am very much interested in baking these stuff, but this bread just knocked out all my excitement.Ofcourse first time i baked a bread.
DInt knew baking bread also needs a technique and skill ^_^


Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousYes heat should be evenly given for it bakes from bottom and top as well.

deepali saxena said... Best Blogger Tips

Plz suggest me some solution as the dry yeast which I am having does not work do they hv expiry dates

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@deepali saxenayes yeast have expiry date. store yeast always in freezer

Shweta Agrawal said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi plz tell me some yeast companies which I can go for.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shweta Agrawaltry bakers brand

Chinna said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi aarthi,

I have tried few of ur recipes .they came out well.

My oven has only 2 racks .can u please tell me in which rack to bake.thanks in advance.

If we are using instant yeast do we need to still use salt , sugar & warm water for kneading the dough.

We can use normal water if using instant yeast.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Chinnau have to bake it in center racj,

Yes use warm water for the dough.

Arin Ponnesaraj said... Best Blogger Tips

Can i use backing soda instead of yeast

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@Arin Ponnesarajno yeast is what makes it rise