Basic Whole Wheat Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
YIELD: 16 slices




  • In a large bowl, put water and add yeast. Stir to dissolve.
  • Add brown sugar, gluten and whole wheat flour. Beat well. Let yeast develop for about 10 minutes.
  • Add oil, orange juice and salt, mix thoroughly.
  • Add 1 cup bread flour, beat well. Work in the remaining bread flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn out to a lightly floured surface and knead 6 to 8 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough in a large oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover with a clean towel and let it rise in a warm, draft free place about one hour, or until doubled in bulk.
  • Punch dough down. Form it into a log. Place in a greased 9X5X3 - inch loaf pan. Cover and let it rise45 minutes, or until nearly doubled.
  • Bake loaf in a preheated oven ( 375º F ) for 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
  • Let it cool on a wire rack.