Three Whole Wheat Bread Recipes
Nothing says Wholesome Goodness like Whole Wheat Bread
This page offers three recipes for whole wheat bread. There are two yeast recipes, one recipe for the bread machine and one for hand kneaded. The third is a cranberry whole wheat quickbread recipe.
When you bake home made whole wheat bread , you're giving your family a wholesome, healthy nutritious food. Better yet, its not only good FOR You, it tastes good! Whether you toast it, slice it for sandwiches or dip it in soup, you cannot go wrong with this bread.
White flour is made from wheat that has had the bran removed. The bran is an excellent source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Whole wheat flour is made from the whole wheat kernel, so you're getting the added benefit of the bran.
Researchers believe that eating foods made from whole wheat may play a role in preventing many diseases, including cancer, hear disease, constipation and diverticulosis.
How do you bake whole wheat bread?
This bread machine is the Cadillac of bread makers. Its pricier than some, but you get what you pay for.
A Bread Machine Recipe for Whole Wheat Bread
Making your own bread becomes a lot easier if you use a bread machine.
- 2 1/2 tsp dry yeast
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 2 1/4 cups bread flour
- 1 1/2 tbsp dry skim milk
- 3/4 cup flour, whole wheat
- 4 1/2 tsp shortening or sweet butter
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 cups plus 1 Tbsp lukewarm water
Put the dry yeast into the bread machine's inner pot. Add the remaining ingredients except water. Pour in the lukewarm water. Press the start button, using the white bread selection button.
Preparing a whole wheat bread recipe is simple when you use a bread machine to do it.
When cooked, remove, cool and slice.
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Recipe for Hand Kneaded Whole Wheat Bread
- 2 / 3 cups water (that's two-thirds cups)
- 3 pk yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 8 cups scalded milk
- 2/3 cups shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 2 tbsp salt
- 12 cups whole wheat flour
Scald milk and set aside to cool. Dissolve yeast in 2/3 cups water. Dissolve 1 cup of sugar in the hot milk.
In a large bowl, stir all ingredients. Turn out onto a floured kneading board and knead for five minutes. Add more flour if necessary.
Let rise in a warm room until double in bulk. This takes about one and a half hours or two hours. Knead down and shape into six loaves. Let rise again in the pans until doubled.
Bake at 375 degrees F. for for 40 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool and then slice.
Recipe for Whole Wheat Cranberry Bread
This is a quickbread, chemically leavened.
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup crushed bran cereal with raisins
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- 1 cup cranberries, chopped
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup melted margarine or vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine flours, bran cereal, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda,and nuts; mix well.
Combine cranberries and granulated sugar. Stir sugared cranberries, egg, milk, orange juice, and margarine into flour mixture all at once. Stir just to mix Do not over stir.
Pour into greased 9x5x3″ loaf pan. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or until the bread is dry when tested with a tester or toothpick.
Cool in pan 10 minutes. Then, turn on on rack, placing your cranberry loaf on its long side. Cool.
Video Demo of Bread Making
© 2007 June Campbell