Homemade Half Whole-wheat Bread

If you haven't tried homemade bread yet, then you are missing out on a big scale. And once you have tasted it you would never opt for the store-bought ones. But making your own bread sounds like a mammoth task right? Well, it's not so true. It is time taking I agree but not complicated or difficult. It might look like a lot of effort the first time you make it, but by the time you have gone through the entire drill you would realize that it is a lot simpler than you thought. And you would be perfectly comfortable at your next attempt. Hope I motivated you enough with all this talk, so now let's get into the real deal, the recipe.


This particular recipe for homemade bread takes care of both you taste buds and your health. Some of us are not so fond of the texture of whole-wheat bread but we all know that it's healthier than the regular white bread. But with this half whole-wheat bread you would be choosing a healthier option without compromising with the taste.

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INGREDIENTS: (for 1 loaf)

Water: 1 cup
Dry Activated Yeast: 2 tsp
Whole-wheat Flour- 1 1/2 cup
All Purpose Flour: 1 1/2 cup
Vegetable Oil: 1/4 cup (you can also use canola or olive oil)
Sugar: 4 tsp
Salt: 1 tsp
Some oil for greasing

STEPS:
  1. In a bowl take 1 cup of warm water, add 1 tsp of sugar and the yeast. (The water should not be too hot or else it will kill the yeast.) Let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes or until it rises and becomes foamy.
  2. Then add oil and mix.
  3. In a bowl mix whole-wheat flour, all purpose flour, sugar and salt.
  4. Now knead the dough by mixing the wet and dry ingredients till it is smooth. You can either use a stand mixer or knead it with your hands. (Please refer to the video)
  5. Grease a bowl with some oil and place the dough in it. Also grease the top of the dough.
  6. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and let it rest in a warm and dry place for 1 hr to 1 1/2 hrs or until the dough is double its size. The time may vary according to the temperature of the place.
  7. Place the dough on a flat surface and gently knead it once again,
  8. Roll out the dough with the help of a rolling pin (about 1/2 in thickness). Once done fold the dough and seal the open sides. (Please refer to the video.)
  9. Grease a loaf pan and place the dough in it, seam side down. Cover loosely with a plastic wrap and let it rest once again for about 1 hr.
  10. Make two diagonal slits on the top of the dough with a knife. This prevents the bread from cracking on the sides.
  11. Preheat oven and bake it at 350 F or 180 C for 30 minutes. You may place a tin foil on top of it half way into baking (after 15 min). This keeps the bread moist.
  12. After it is out from the oven, take it out form the pan ad let it come to room temperature before slicing.
Your yummy and healthy homemade half whole-wheat bread is ready to serve.

Video shot by Swakshar Ghosh.



Comments

  1. Can we use instant yeast in place of dry active yeast? Is the process of activating instant yeast the same as dry active yeast?

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    1. Hi Geetika, you can replace dry active yeast with instant yeast. In that case there is no need to dissolve the yeast in water, you can simply use it while kneading the dough.

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