Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bread Recipe Redo

I have successfully repeated making a decent loaf of whole wheat bread.
Instead of making 4-5 loaves, I wanted to break the recipe down to make just one loaf.  Here is the recipe I used and was very happy with the results. Here is the link to the original recipe.

To make the sponge, I used:
1 1/2 cups of ww flour
1 3/4 cup hot water. 
Mix the flour and water till the big lumps are gone. I have only left the sponge to sit overnight. The longer it rests the more it smooths out. I have not tried a shorter period of 'sponge rest'.

To the sponge I add:
1/2 Tsp. salt
1 Tbl. butter
1/4 cup honey. 
Mix for 2 minutes.

Then add:
1 1/2 cups ww flour
1 Tbl. yeast
1 Tbl. gluten 
1 Tbl. potato flakes. 
Knead for 15 minutes, roll it out to get rid of the air bubbles, shape and place in a greased pan. Allow to raise till doubled. 

Bake for 10 minutes @ 350 degrees, then place a piece of foil over the bread for the rest of the baking time.  I've found it prevents the crust from becoming too browned. Continue baking for 20-25 minutes longer. When finished, remove from pan while hot, and spread top with butter to keep the crust soft.  Place hot loaf in a bread keeper or plastic bag to keep the crust soft.  Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. I've been looking for a great recipe for WW bread. I'm going to try this...thanks for sharing it. Here's hoping it works out for me too.