Thursday, June 01, 2006

Whole Wheat Bread


Making bread is not as difficult as it sounds. Home made bread is so tasty & it just melts in the mouth. We have now stopped buying bread from the store as it lacks the taste & freshness of home made bread. Give it a try. It is as easy as cooking rice or making chappatis for your daily meal.

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
7 gms packet of rapid rising yeast
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup warm water

Stir in the yeast & sugar in the warm water & set aside for the yeast to rise. Meanwhile, sift the flour. Add salt & melted buter & mix well. Add the yeast mixture & knead to a soft dough. Add more warm water if required. Put the dough in a bowl & cover it with a plastic wrap & leave it in a warm dry place till it doubles in size. This should take about an hour or so.

Spray a loaf pan or a baking tray with an oil spray. Set aside. Pour a tsp of oil on the dough & knead well for a minute. Shape into a loaf or individual sized buns & place it in the greased baking tray. Cover with a warm damp cloth & leave it again in a warm dry place to rise until doubled in size.

Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until done. Brush the tops of the bread with some melted butter. Let cool & then cut into slices.

8 comments:

Vineela said...

Hi Tina,
I have to try this recipe one day.
Thanks for sharing.
VINEELA

Anonymous said...

aaaawweeesoooomeee!

shilpa said...

I bought a loaf pan recently. Will try out bread soon. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Vineela... let me know how it turns out...

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Thanx Anonymous

Hey Shilpa... trust me... once u start making bread at home, you will never buy bread from the store..

Somer Delia said...

After looking for over half-an-hour for a decent, simple whole wheat bread recipe (not requiring a bread machine!) I finally came upon yours!! Thank you so much! I am off to try this one now! Hope all is well for you, and keep up the great work!

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Somer... Thanx for visiting my site & leaving ur valuable comment.. This is a very simple recipe & u could even substitute All-Purpose flour instead of wheat flour for white bread.. Just follow the step to step process & all will be fine. Do let me know how it turns out at ur end...

Meenakshi said...

hi tina,
i tried this recipe over the weekend... the bread turned out very hard and tasted uncooked... i kept is aside for an hour to rise but for some reason it didnt cook through... can you tell me how soft do u knead the dough? the same as one would for chapati or softer?