Simple Whole Wheat Bread

Simple Whole Wheat Bread



Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Makes: One loaf


  • 259 g        whole wheat flour
  • 63g           bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp         instant yeast (or dry active yeast)
  • 2 tbsp      sugar (or honey but add honey after the milk) sugar=25g honey=43g
  • 1 tsp         salt
  • 1 cup 1% milk, heated to 49° C for instant yeast (or 43° C for dry active)
  • 2 Tbsp     olive oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • 1 egg
  • 35 g         additional bread flour


  • Place flours, yeast, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in milk, followed by oil and egg.
  • Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  • On low speed add about 35 g bread flour until dough forms a mass.
  • Place dough on floured surface and knead 50 turns.
  • Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Shape dough into a loaf and place in a greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 3/4-inch loaf pan.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm spot until it’s one inch taller than the pan, about 45 minutes.
  • Meantime, preheat oven to 191° C (convection baking 177° C)
  • Bake for 30 minutes. After the first 15 minutes, cover the top of the loaf with a foil tent to prevent over-browning.


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