Monday, January 17, 2011


My friend Hanaa baked a great Whole Wheat Bread from a King Arthur's recipe and added some of her touches to it. I asked her for the recipe and added some of my touches as well! 
The result was really great!

In a bowl I did sprinkle 11/2 tablespoons of yeast and a pinch of brown sugar over one cup of warm water, left it for about 5 minutes until it became foamy.
In a heavy duty mixture I combined 11/2 cup butter milk , 1/8 cup of honey, 1/8 cup of molasses, 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of salt,  2 cups of whole white wheat flour, and I added 2 tablespoons flax seeds.
I did beat at medium speed until creamy then added the yeast mixture, and 3 cups of the white whole wheat flour, 1/2 a cup at a time, I added a little bit more flour when I felt that the dough is sticky           

I transfered the dough to a deep oiled bowl, turned the dough once to coat it with the olive oil. 
I preferred this way more than the Bread Machine because here there is more space for the dough to rise

I covered loosely with plastic wrap, let it rise for 11/2 hours

I divided the dough in half, flattened each half into a rectangle, rolled each rectangle and sealed the ends

Then I put it in a greased loaf pan, covered it loosely with plastic wrap let it rise for another 1 hour
 Baked in 350 F preheated oven until golden brown, about 40 minutes, 
turned into rack until cooled completely


Foley said...

First of all, the house smelled terrific! The texture of the bread was wonderful, soft and fluffy. It tasted great with butter as well as with a rosemary olive oil dip!


Baking Soda said...

Amazing rise for a whole wheat bread Foley! Looks great!

Anonymous said...

The bread texture looks great in picture i can not begin to imagine how it will taste. it looks great
Artistic work. Baking with passion this what htat is.

sherief :)

Anonymous said...

This is another of your artistic sides. great looking bread. I feel so Hungry just looking at it.

Excellent work Geddo


HanaĆ¢ said...

The bread not only looks great, it feels soft and tastes wonderful. It wasn't too "wheaty" in taste or smell, which is good. We like the flavor a lot. Our only tiny comment is that maybe it was just a touch dry. I'm thinking maybe baking it a couple minutes less would "fix" it... Overall, it was a great bread and super healthy! Thanks again for sharing!

HanaĆ¢ said...

Btw, I could taste the (slight) tang from the buttermilk. It was perfect. Very nice without being overpowering (I'm not a big sour dough fan).

I posted hubby's birthday cake on my blog. Check it out :o)

Anonymous said...

khalo this is pensee, i can't imagin how professional u are, u should make a programe on tv and call it "chef elfoley". begad yummy yummy yummy

Anonymous said...

yeah, i am w u penee, and also u have to start bread company, foleybread company and dont worry i will help u:)hoda.....