I have experimented with lots of bread recipes and this one works the best for me. It does contain 1 tablespoon of honey to help feed the yeast. I tried to make it without honey, and it did not rise. This makes one loaf.
- 4 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon of dried active yeast
- 1 & 3/4 cups of warm water (115F)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of dried milk
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
Put the warm water into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and leave it for 5 minutes to fully dissolve. Add the honey, dried milk, olive oil and half the flour. Mix to combine. Then add the rest of the flour and knead the bread mixture for 5-7 minutes (I use a mixer with the bread hook attachment, much easier). Cover the bowl with cling film and a tea towel and leave the dough to double in size. This will take about an hour and a half. Then take the dough out of the bowl and stretch and fold it into your desired shape. Either put in a greased 9” by 5” tin or on a baking tray, and allow the bread to rise again for about an hour. Then put into a pre-heated 350F oven for about 45 minutes. When it is done, the kitchen will smell of bread, and the loaf will sound hollow when you tap the bottom.