Jul 26, 2016

Soft 100% Whole Wheat Bread with Vital Wheat Gluten

I wanted to bake a 100% whole wheat bread using wheat gluten.. I have heard that gluten makes the wheat bread so soft and guess what it did. I made the best whole wheat bread ever. I recommend everyone to try this out for sure.

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This bread was my experiment, i just measured my own ingredients and baked this. Just look at those texture, very porous and spongy like. It turned out to be perfection. Now this recipe is going to be in my repitore. Going to enjoy this for a few days.This is so easy to make as well and it makes the perfect toast or taste just delicious when spread with some jam or preserves over it when sliced fresh from the loaf..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Resting Time : 2 hours
Baking Time : 40 to 45 mins
Serves: one loaf


Whole Wheat Flour - 3 cups + 1 cup
Dry Yeast - 2 tsp
Vital wheat fluten - 2 tblspn
Salt - 2 tsp
Honey - 1 tblspn
Warm Water - 1 3/4 cups
Olive Oil - 1 tsp


Grease a loaf pan with oil and set aside.

Take yeast in a bowl, add in 1/4 cup of warm water and honey. Let it rest for 5 mins till it gets activated,

Now take wheat flour, gluten, salt in a bowl and mix well. Add yeast water and remaining water little by little and make into a soft dough.

Now add little oil and apply all over it. Let it rest for 1 hour till it doubles in size.

Now sprinkle flour all over the work surface and tip the dough in it. Now knead this really really well till it get soft. Add more flour as needed.

Now spread it like a rectangle and start rolling. Seal the edges. Now invert it and place it in the pan.

Let it rise for 30 to 45 mins. 

During the last 15 mins or rising, preheat oven to 200 degree C.

Pop the pan in oven and bake for 15 mins. Now reduce the temparature to 180 degree C and bake for another 20 to 25 mins.

Now remove it from oven and immediately unmould. Let it cool in a cooling rack completely.

Slice and serve.

Grease a loaf pan lightly with oil and set aside

I used vital wheat gluten in this recipe, you can find it in speciality food stores or online

take yeast in a bowl

add little warm water

add honey

set aside for 5 mins till it activated

take wheat flour in a bowl

add wheat gluten

add salt

mix well

now the yeast is all bubbly

pour it in

add more warm water

knead to a soft dough

add little olive oil

knead once and let it rise for 1 hour or so

now it is well risen

sprinkle your work surface with some flour

place the dough in

start kneading really well

sprinkle more flour as needed

this kneading will develop the gluten 

now the dough is all ready

spread it out lightly

now roll them tightly

like this

roll it completely

seal the edges

flip over

place it in the loaf pan

allow it to rise for an hour or so

now bake them

remove them to a cooling rack immediately

once it is cooled

Slice and serve


  1. Hi Arthi.. Nice recipe.. Where can I get vital wheat gluten in India?

  2. Should we apply egg wash or milk on the top of the bread before placing in the oven?


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