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Whole Wheat Bread Recipe | Brown Bread Recipe | 100% Wholemeal Bread

Aarthi
Healthy whole wheat bread which turned out super soft. This bread is perfect for making sandwiches. The bread gets a perfect texture with the addition of eggs.
4.43 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 loaf bread
Aarthi

Ingredients
  

Whole Wheat Bread with Eggs

  • Wheat flour / Atta - 3 cups
  • Warm Water - 1 cup + more as needed
  • Honey - 2 tblsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Dry Yeast - 3 tsp
  • Egg - 1
  • Any Vegetable Oil - 3 tblsp

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe (with milk)

  • Whole Wheat Flour / Atta - 4 cups / 480 grams
  • No Fat Dry Milk Powder or Milk Powder - ⅓ cup / 40 gram
  • Salt - 2 tsp
  • Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Dry Yeast - 2 tsp
  • Honey - ¼ cup
  • Warm Water - 1 ⅓ cup / 320 ml
  • Sugar - 1 tsp

Whole Wheat Bread (vital gluten)

  • Whole Wheat Flour - 3 cups + 1 cup
  • Dry Yeast - 2 tsp
  • Vital wheat gluten - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - 2 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tblspn
  • Warm Water - 1 ¾ cups
  • Olive Oil - 1 tsp

Instructions
 

Whole Wheat Bread with Eggs

  • Take warm water in a bowl, add honey and yeast. Mix well and let it sit for 5 mins.
  • Now take flour, salt in a bowl and mix well. Add oil and mix well.
  • Add in yeast mix and knead to a dough.
  • Now take it in a dusted flour and knead for 10 mins till smooth.
  • Cover and leave to rise for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Punch out the air and shape it into a log like and roll it to form a loaf.
  • Place it in a loaf pan and let it rise for 45 mins to 1 hour.
  • During the last 10 mins of rising, preheat oven to 190 degree C.
  • Now pop it in oven and bake for 30 to 35 mins.
  • Remove and cool completely.
  • Slice and serve.

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe (with milk)

  • Take yeast and sugar in a bowl, add in ⅓ cup of warm water over it, mix well and let it sit and activate till it is bubbly.
  • Take flour, milk powder, salt in a bowl and mix well.
  • Make a well in the centre and add in the yeast mix, honey, oil and more water. Knead this to a soft dough. You have to knead this for a good 5 to 7 mins.
  • Now oil the dough lightly, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise for an hour or two till it is doubled in size.
  • Now take the dough and knead it well. Flatten it to the size of the loaf pan.
  • Start rolling and pinch the edges. Now put this seamed side down in the loaf pan and cover it with plastic wrap. Let it rise for 45 mins or so.
  • During the last 10 mins or rising, preheat oven to 170 degree C. Oil the 9x5 inch loaf pan lightly with oil.
  • Now Put this in oven and bake for 45 mins.
  • Remove it and let it cool for 15 mins in the pan, remove it from pan and cool it completely. Slice and serve.

Whole Wheat Bread (vital gluten)

  • Grease a loaf pan with oil and set aside.
  • Take yeast in a bowl, add in ¼ 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 temperature to 180 degree C and bake for another 20 to 25 mins.
  • Now remove it from oven and immediately un mould. Let it cool in a cooling rack completely. Slice and serve.

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Notes

1)Activating yeast before adding is important. The yeast should turn foamy. Then add it to the flour. If the yeast didn't foam up then dont add it to flour. The dough wont rise.
2) If you use instant yeast, then you can add it straight to the wheat flour. Dont need to activate it separately.
3)Don't over bake it, if you do then the bread will get hard.
4)You can add honey instead of sugar.
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