Monday, January 17, 2011

100% WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

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


8 comments:

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!

Suma:)

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

Mano

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.....