Me is back from summer break and of course the best way to get back in the swing of things is to bake! 😛 My dad is a diabetic but loves bread. So I keep trying different recipes and test it on him. Bought this amazing book that seems to be the talk of the town – Artisan Bread in Five Minutes – wow! Super recipes and this one is actually from that (page 76 to be very precise). My dad loved it and wants a loaf for himself before he leaves on Monday! Happy happy 😀
You will need – I halved the quantities since I was making it the first time
1 1/2 cups – lukewarm water
1 1/2 cups – lukewarm milk
1/2 cup – honey
5 tbsp – neutrally flavored oil plus extra for greasing (I used groundnut oil. Would appreciate letting me know if you use any other)
1 1/2 tbsp – granulated yeast
I used instant yeast but still let it soak in warm water before I used it.
Mix all of the wet ingredients together in a bowl and keep aside.
6 2/3 cups – whole wheat flour
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp – salt (the recipe calls for kosher salt but I did not have it and so used normal salt and I forgot to halve it! Ha ha!)
Mix the salt into the flour well so that it evenly distributes. Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients.
Mix with a spoon or the paddle attachment if using a machine. Need not knead now. The dough will be a bit sticky and so handle carefully. Roll into a ball and put into greased bowl and leave to rise for about 2-3 hours. Cover with a wet cloth but not airtight.
Now for some changes. The recipe calls for refrigerating the dough so that it is easier to use. But I used it straightaway 🙂 But of course!
Punch down the dough and knead well to loosen the gluten. Place in greased loaf tin and cover as before and let rise again for 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C) and place the loaf tin. Bake for 50-60 minutes or till brown and well done.
The original recipe calls for baking stone, broiler plate blah blah which I am not familiar with and so dispensed with them 🙂
Came out just great and was in too much of a hurry and so cut it when hot. Please wait till the bread has cooled down to atleast warm before you cut it 🙂 And so the jagged edges.
See that bit of melting butter? What is life without some yummy butter, even if on healthy bread?!?! 😛
Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice weekend!