Bread Baking Sunday: Wholemeal Loaf

There is nothing more yummy than a house full with the smell of freshly baked bread. The best thing about your own bread is that you have created it yourself, you know what’s in it and a feeling of accomplishment. ┬áBread is one of my biggest vices, I remember when I was a student in Manchester there was a really great German bakery nearby and I would go there a buy a different type of bread each time and make a big chunky soup. However the bread was so delicious on many occasions I would seem to eat the whole loaf in one sitting (^-^)

What You need:

15g yeast, 570g wholemeal flour, 600ml warm water, 2 tablespoons of sea salt, 1 tablespoon of caster sugar.

First place your flour in a container in the oven on a low heat for 5 minutes and let it warm up. Prepare your yeast if it is a dried yeast at this time. Now take the warm flour and add it to a mixing bowl, stir in the sugar and the salt evenly and then the yeast, followed by the water. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined well and transfer onto a floured surface. Spread the dough into a rectangle and then fold one side into the centre and the other side over. Now in a lightly oiled loaf tin place the dough inside and press down around the edges and then dust with flour. Cover over the loaf with a damp tea towel and leave in a warm place for 40mins.

Preheat the oven to 200c.

Once the dough has risen, place the loaf tin on the middle tray of the oven and bake for 40mins. Then turn out the bread and place back into the oven for 5 minutes upside down to crisp up the bottom and the sides. Cool on a rack and the serve.

Lashings of butter.

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6 responses to “Bread Baking Sunday: Wholemeal Loaf

  1. theteachercooks

    Great site!!! I looked through all your posts. Very good.

  2. It’s so true that there’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread that you made yourself, wafting through your house! Thanks for all of the yummy recipes, many of which I’m looking forward to trying.

    have fun,
    ham8cheese
    http://spoonandspoke.wordpress.com

  3. Your bread sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Liz

    nice site, thanks for sharing it with me, will be back to try out some jams.

    liz

  5. I do like the full flavor of whole-meal (or as we call it here, whole wheat) bread. However, try to add at least part white bread flour. This adds gluten and makes the final loaf lighter, (to me) more enjoyable.
    George (author of What Recipes Don’t Tell You)

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