Saturday, August 9, 2014

Finally Wheat Bread!

I'm always thrilled, happy to see the breads I make at home. I don't know if you feel the way I do. And, today I had freshly baked wheat bread for breakfast. I'm always happy to get the recipe right - the shift from Maida to full wheat.

Initially, these breads never used to come right. At time it didn't have the texture, sometimes it was stony, etc. Now, bread making has become second nature to me. If you're like my earlier self, then I would suggest you to pursue it till you get it right. 

Here's the bread from my kitchen.

Wheat Bread

Sliced Bread

Dinner rolls

Stuffed buns chicken mince
Finally, I got what it takes to make wheat bread. I'm sharing the recipe here so that you too can enjoy making wheat bread at home. If you get it right, then share the pics homemade loafs or add your feedback in the comments box.

Ingredients for wheat bread:
  1. Wheat Flour                           3 ½ Cup
  2. Water                                     250 ml
  3. Yeast                                     2 tsp
  4. Salt                                        1 ½ tsp
  5. Oil                                          5 tbsp
  6. Milk                                        50 ml
  • Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water(100 ml) with 1 tsp of sugar and keep it for 10 mts
  • Dissolve salt and oil in the remaining water (150ml)
  • Pour the yeast mixture to the flour and mix well then pour the salt mixture to the flour and knead well for at least 10 mts till it become smooth.
  • Add the milk and knead well, take it out from the bowl and knead on the marble surface till you find the gluten pane. It is very difficult to find in the wheat flour but it certainly comes in by the way you knead it.
  • Coat the mixing bowl with oil and place the dough in it and cover with a damp towel and let the dough rise to double the size, keep it at least for 2 hours
  • Grease pan with oil and keep aside.
  • After 2 hours punch down the dough and knead for 2-3 mts 
  • Now Divide the dough into balls or roll it out into your bread pan and place it in  the grease pan.(if you need buns)
  • Again cover it with a damp cloth and  set it aside for another 2 hours
  • Now brush the top with butter and sprinkle rosemary on top(if you need any flavour)
  • Pre heat the oven to 200 degree and bake it for 20-25mts.
  • Run a knife around the edge and immediately remove the rolls/Bread from the pan and cool it.
Kneading plays a very important role in this recipe since we are using wheat flour
Also the water is as important as your yeast. 
While kneading stretch and knead so that the gluten forms in faster.


Anonymous said...

what is gluten pane? How can I identify it? Can I use hand mixer for kneading rather than using hands

Mots said...

Hi Marina, what if I keep in a warm place? Does it still have to sit for 2 hrs? Thanks much for ur recipes :)