Jul 15, 2016

Whole Wheat Bread

It's a really good feeling when you bake your own bread. When you know what exactly you eat it multiplies your taste buds.
These days so called whole wheat is considered healthier ..Ok I see the word "gluten" with a hazard mark. Let it be a refined or Maida bread, whole wheat bread or any grain bread when you consume any food over and above it creates problem. My line is just one life eat what you like and do what you like life would be easier..

2 cups / 500gms - Wheat flour (I used Medium ground. You can use normal fully ground wheat flour)
1 tbs   - Salt
2 tbs   - Dry Yeast
1/2 cup. - Hot Milk
1/2 cup. - Hot Water
4 tbs   -  Olive oil/ Refined oil
9*4'Inch Baking Tray

1. Add in wheat flour, dry yeast,sugar,salt into a mix bowl.
2. Mix well and start adding milk slowly.
3. Keep mixing add in water when required.
4. You can blend them in a blender at high speed for 5 mins. I used my hand to knead the dough.
5. To it add olive oil and keep kneading.
6. You can add egg if you prefer. I have not used egg.
7. Since I am using hand method to knead. Minimum 150 times you need to knead and food the dough gently. Put some flour on the cooking surface to avoid sticking.
8. Keep aside the dough for 30mins covering it with transparent foil or damp cloth.
9. Once the dough raises to double it size again knead for 2mins.
10. Grease the baking tray and spread the dough evenly.
11. Again keep aside the dough for 10mins.
12. Dough has to raise only up to 1 ' inch above the tray rim.
13. Pre heat Oven at 375°C if baking for 15mins.Since my oven has max 300°C I chose 230°C/ 450°C/Fan 210°C/ Gas mark 8
14. Remove the cloth and bake it for 30 Mins.
15. After 20 mins cover the tray with a aluminium foil to avoid over browning.
16. Golden colour would indicate that bread is ready.
17. Rest for 2mins once done.
18. Cool the bread to room temperature and store it in a air tight container.
19. This bread stays for 2 weeks
Note: Dry yeast you can also initially soak in hot water and sugar leave it for 30 mins and then add on to dry ingredients.