【Whole Wheat Bread】
One of MaomaoMom’s blog visitors has asked me to share a bread recipe. This recipe uses 50% whole wheat flour, a healthier choice. This quick whole wheat bread couldn’t be simpler to make; yet its wonderful flavor, texture and aroma cannot be matched by the store bought bread.
Meal type: Bread
Prepare time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Stand time: 2-3 hours
Serves: 16 servings
1) Half of a beaten large egg (30g), ½ cup+ 3.5 tbsp milk (173g), 2 tbsp sugar (28g), 2 tbsp milk powder (14g), ¼ tsp salt;
2) 1 cup unsifted all purpose flour (160g), 1 cup whole wheat flour (160g), 2 tbsp wheat gluten (18g),
3) 1.25 tsp fast rising yeast;
4) 1.5 tbsp butter (22g), microwave for 10 seconds;
5) 1 tbsp milk;
6) 9×5 inch non-stick loaf tin.
1: Place all ingredients of Ingredient 1) in the bread machine. Mix well all ingredients in Ingredient 2) and pour into the bread machine. Sprinkle 1.25 tsp fast rising yeast on top (Picture 1). Select “Dough” and start program. When the stirring begins, open the lid and quickly add 1.5 tbsp soft butter (Picture 2). Close the lid and let the program continue until finish. The entire process takes about 2 hours.
2: When the dough doubles in volume (Picture 3), gently knead a few times on a floured surface. Shape the dough into a log and roll into a 16×9 inch rectangle (Picture 4), make sure its width matches the length of the loaf tin. Roll it up (Pictures 5) and place in the loaf tin (Pictures 6).
4: Preheat oven at 350F. Brush the loaf with 1 tbsp milk (Picture 7). Bake for 37-40 minutes until the surface turns golden brown (Picture 8).
5: Remove from oven and let it cool for 20 minutes. Then store in an airtight container.
Bread can be frozen in a sealed freezer bag for up to a month.