Brown Bread

 In Bread, Recipes

Yield: 1, 9×5 loaf

Ingredient                                          Amount

Whole Wheat Flour                               400 grams

Bread Flour                                             50 grams

Salt                                                            1 tsp

Water, warm                                          425mL

Molasses                                                 1 Tbsp

Active Dry Yeast                                   2 ½ tsp

 

Method:

  1. In a bowl: mix together the whole wheat flour, bread flour, and salt. In a measuring cup: place 150mL of warm water. Add the molasses and active dry yeast. Stir and let sit for five minutes. Add the remaining 275mL, stir, and pour into the flours.
  2. Mix well for a few minutes to develop some gluten structure. The dough will be more of a batter and look a little like oatmeal. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit for ten minutes.
  3. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper and oil. Place the dough into the pan and cover with plastic wrap or a clean tea towel. Allow the dough to rise until it reaches the top of the loaf pan, roughly 20 minutes. While the dough is rising: preheat the oven to 425F.
  4. Once the dough has risen to the top of the loaf pan. Begin to bake the loaf for 20 minutes at 425F.
  5. After the 20 minutes, remove the loaf from the oven, run a butter knife along the edges and remove the loaf from the pan. Reduce the oven temperature to 400F and place the loaf back in the oven for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before cutting into pieces and lathering with butter.