Homemade Wheat Bread Recipe

Healthful and tasty, this Wheat Bread recipe will suit your needs for every meal of the day.

| 2010 Guide to Homemade Bread

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    Wheat Bread is as good as it gets.
    Karen Keb

  • Wheat Bread

Instead of white bread, use a little whole-wheat flour and create a delicious, healthful bread with this Wheat Bread recipe.

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Wheat Bread

2 1⁄4 cups bread flour, packed and leveled
3⁄4 cup whole-wheat flour, packed and leveled
1 1⁄4 teaspoons salt
1⁄2 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 1⁄2 to 1 3⁄4 cups cool water
Wheat bran and coarse cornmeal for dusting 

Combine all dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly.

Add 11⁄2 cups water and stir with rubber spatula. Add remaining water (and more) as needed until you have a thoroughly mixed, wet, sticky mass of dough. (The dough will not be like any other bread you’ve made – this will be much wetter and will not form a ball.)

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature, out of direct sunlight, for 12 to 18 hours.

12/18/2020 7:06:45 PM

I find it difficult to lift the bread with scrapers and plop it into the hot pot, so I let my dough rise on a piece of parchment paper and then just pick up the edges of the paper and set the dough, paper and all, into the pot and add the lid. The paper browns but doesn't burn up and gives me an easy way to remove the loaf from the hot pan to transfer it to the cooling rack. This makes the whole process easy, fast and foolproof for me.

5/20/2011 5:10:39 PM

I love the concept, but think I'll stick with my bread maker...

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