Monday, January 26, 2009

Jackie's 100% Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

I've had several people ask me about my homemade bread recipe. I use to use a bread machine, but now I use my Kitchen Aid. This is so easy and for those of you who can't do dairy, you'll love this recipe. I use ingredients for a 2 lb loaf, which I split between two bread pans. I've included trouble shooting tips at the bottom of the recipe. Good luck!

Jackie's 100% Whole Wheat Bread Recipe:

For 2 lb loaf (place ingredients in bread machine or Kitchen Aid bowl in this order):

1 egg

1 1/3 cup warm water

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup honey

2 tsp Celtic Sea salt (fine ground)

4 cup Hard White Winter Whole Wheat flour

1 tsp gluten

2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast

Put on Whole Wheat cycle, 2 lb loaf and light settings. Optional: butter loaf as soon as it comes out of cooking cycle for a soft crust or I like to put on dough cycle, place in pans, raise for an hour and then cook at 400F for 20 minutes.


Turn on Kitchen Aid (using dough hook) for one hour, on lowest mix setting. I like to cover my bowl and guard with a towel, to keep the heat in. When timer goes off, Let rest 20 minutes before removing from bowl and splitting dough between two well-greased bread pans. Let raise in a warm place for 45 minutes or until dough has doubled. Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes.

Trouble shooting: Because not all whole wheat flours are the same, here are some tricks that I've learned when my loaf isn't coming out the way I want it.

*If loaf raises nicely, then gets flat after it cooks, reduce the amount of water or add a little more flour next time.

*If loaf doesn't raise very well, and it comes out rather dense, then you either need to add a little water or reduce the amount of flour used.


CB said...

I really need to get a bread machine!!!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

For a busy mom, it is the only way to go. This seriously takes 5 minutes or less to throw all the ingredients in the bucket and hit the start button. It is so much healthier and cheaper than buying from the store. Plus it tastes better!

Kristal said...

Is this the recipe that you are still using, the one you talked about yesterday?

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Yep, I love this recipe! Hope it works for you, too, Kristal :)

Nancy said...

Did you make this one custom or is there a version in where you found it for a 1.5 lb loaf? My machine only does 1.5 and 2lb loaves. I tried a Breadman recipe for a 1 pound and it didn't turn out perfectly but I wonder about the size adapations.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I've never made a 1.5 lb loaf, but I often make a two lb loaf. I just added my 2 lb recipe to this post. Hope that helps!

Nancy said...

I have been making this for 2 weeks now and it is the first 100% whole wheat one my kids have liked. I think the key is using only the dough setting on the bread machine and rising/baking in pans. I'm so glad you posted the details for how you let it rise in the oven and turn it on to heat while the bread is in there. That works PERFECTLY and is so easy. Thanks so much for posting all your details!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I'm so glad you love it! We've also tried many different whole wheat breads and this is the only one my kids like. We love to eat it right out to of the oven :) Again, so glad you found this recipe helpful!

Jessica Hensley said...

This is in my bread machine right now, can't wait for it to come out! :)


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