Recipe by Tonkcats
Good 100% Whole Wheat Bread Some wheat breads are hard but this one isn't.
Top Review by Mike S.
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.
- 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)