Saturday, July 6, 2013

Whole Wheat Bread

I've been trying to get the best recipe for whole wheat bread. Whenever I see a great bread photo on Pinterest, I flick through the recipe to see whether there is something new or anything I've been missing all this time. If it introduces anything new, I give it a try right away. By the way, making bread at home is very common here in Sarajevo so whenever I am offered a slice of home-made bread,  I ask the person for the recipe. After listening to them very carefully, everything seems the same. Well, the type of flour plays an important role in the result for sure, and practice makes perfect, no doubt. However, there must be a recipe with guaranteed results. This recipe below is a very simple one with the addition of an egg. I hadn't seen any eggs in bread recipes before so I wanted to try it immediately. The bread was simply perfect. Good luck and bon appetit!

200 grams whole wheat flour
300 grams all purpose flour
15 grams instant yeast
250 ml lukewarm water
1 egg
1 tablespoon sugar
1 dessert spoon salt
5 tablespoons olive oil

1. Mix whole wheat flour, instant yeast, salt, sugar in a large bowl.
2. Add in milk, egg, and oil and mix all ingredients well.

3. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth.
3. Place in a well oiled bowl. Cover with a damp cloth. 
4. Allow to rise about 50 minutes-1 hour. It doesn't rise a lot because of the mixture of different types of flour. Do not worry.
5. Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes.  
6. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled loaf pans. 
7. Brush the loaf with olive oil and sprinkle with flour.
8. Cover loosely with a damp cloth again and let rise for another 20 minutes.
9. Heat oven to 190°C. Bake about 20-25 minutes.

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