Thursday, July 1, 2010

100% Whole Wheat Bread

whole wheat bread
Whole wheat flour doesn't make as light a bread as white flour. This is because of a lack of gluten forming ability. When I make whole wheat breads I often mix whole wheat and white flour together to help with this problem. One can make a good, light,100% whole wheat bread though if you add gluten. The following recipe makes a great bread.

1 cup of warm water
1 package yeast
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil
3 cups whole wheat flour
4 1/2 tsp vital wheat gluten

Mix the gluten and the flour together well. In a mixing bowl combine the first 5 ingredients together. Add the flour mixture and knead to form a smooth dough. Let rise fully. Punch it down, and let it rise again. Form the dough into a loaf and place in a well greased loaf pan. Let it rise until it is 1 in above the surface of the pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 min. Enjoy!

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