Sugar necessary in 100% whole wheat bread?
Hi, I'm very new to bread baking. This is my 4th batch of bread.
I am making a whole wheat bread that I im going to cook on a baking sheet.
I am using king arthur flour.
Is it necessary to add some type of sugar to my whole wheat bread? I made a loaf using a little honey (2tsp) and it worked well. But I am somewhat confused because I have seen many sources saying it is not necessary at all and okay to put just flour/water/salt/yeast in a whole wheat bread and that the rising will just take longer. If it does, about how much longer without sugar.
Also, would spreading water on the top of the bread just before baking give a thicker crust?
Thanks, other tips would be helpful.
Happy New Year btw!