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Good 100% Whole Wheat Bread Some wheat breads are hard but this one isn't.
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons butter or 1 1⁄2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 1⁄4 cups water (110 degrees F)
- Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
- Select Whole Wheat or Basic Bread setting.
- Press Start. Makes 1 - 1.5 pound loaf
Most of the whole wheat bread recipes I find contain about 60% white flour, so it was a real delight for me to find a "true" 100% whole wheat bread recipe. I followed your recipe exactly with the one exception - I selected the "Dough" cycle on my machine instead. After 1-1/2 hours the "dough" cycle was complete and I overturned the dough out onto a lightly floured surface so I could form the dough ball into a shape that would fit into a 9 1/4 x 5 1/4 lightly greased loaf pan. Cover the loaf pan with a clean towel and let rise 1 hour. (The dough should double in size) About 15 minutes before the dough is finished rising, pre-heat the oven to 400 deg. F. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. My first try at this recipe was a success. The finished loaf had risen a little higher during baking and came out with a nice brown crust while the inside was light and soft. My son even remarked that a picture of this loaf should be in the encyclopedia as to how a loaf of bread should look. Thanks for the recipe Tonkcats. This recipe is 5 stars all the way.
We enjoyed this bread, we made it into "The Ultimate Grilled Cheese" and we ate it up. I would love to try using this as our everyday bread. I used olive oil instead of the butter and didn't use milk powder as I didn't have any. I would like to make it again exactly as listed. This was lighter than any other recipe I have tried. We will use it again. Thank you.
I'm made this bread several times and haven't left a review - shame on me. This is the only whole wheat bread recipe I use now. I love it. My husband, who doesn't particularly care for whole wheat bread even eats it occasionally, especially hot from the oven. Thanks for the recipe.