The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

My Whole Wheat Bread Recipe -- thoughts are welcome

  • Pin It
Justin.samsown's picture
Justin.samsown

My Whole Wheat Bread Recipe -- thoughts are welcome

Here is my recipe for Natural Sweet Whole Wheat, Please make a comment or suggestion on the recipe and thoughts on how you might make it better.

1.5 lb Whole Wheat flour

.5 lb White flour

1/2 cup rasins purreed

1/2 cup honey

1/4 cup orange juice, squeezed from 1 orange

1 tsp instant yeast

1 tsp salt

1/2 cup wheat bran

2.5 Cups warm water

3 tbs veg. oil

Directions:

Use a two stage method of combining all dry and then all wet (rasins, honey and orange juice as wet)

Mix all ingredients, knead breifly to incorporate all the ingredients.  Let sit up to 1 hour for any absorption of water into the whole wheat flour,

re knead upwards of 5~10 min until smooth

let rise til double (up to 3 hours), punch down (adding small amount of flour as nessessary) and shape into 2 loaves.

Let rise till upawards of 2 in out of pan

Bake 350F for 40 min. 

lpenney77's picture
lpenney77

New to the site. I am curious what the orange juice does in the recipe. I am in the process of trying to make a perfect wheat bread. Right now I am starting simple (wheat flour, white, bran, oats, honey, milk, water & yeast). I am having a hard time with the rise.  I would love it if you post a pic  of this, and mention something about how sweet it is.