DENSE WHOLEMEAL LOAF!
So I have just finished baking my 3rd ever loaf and its so dense i cant even believe it! it rose but its so heavy. I have done some research and i have found that if i add a couple of tbsp of vital wheat gluten this will help this problem? Is there any other things i can add to my ingredients other than this that will lift my dough and give me a better loaf? I would prefer to keep it 100% wholemeal.
The ingredients I'm using are -
500g Wholemeal flour (very strong)
350ml of warm water
1tsp dried active yeast
1tsp of salt
tsp of sugar/honey.
I knead for 10 minutes - let the dough rise - then knead for another five - shape and rise for 30 mins before cooking in oven at 190 for 30 minutes.
Some help would be MUCHLY appreciated.