Saturday, February 6, 2010

One Hour Bread as Wheat Bread

(A rising loaf of wheat bread)

LoveAphid and I have been playing around with the one hour bread recipe I fell in love with last year and have been turning it into a recipe that uses whole wheat. The idea was to make the bread a little healthier and a little more substantial. I have had tremendous success and thought I'd share it with you.

The basic recipe calls for:

5 1/4 cups of bread flour
2-4 Tbsp of sugar (I normally use 2 Tbsp)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp (rounded) yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp oil
2 cups hot water

(Two loaves of finished wheat bread)

To make this a little healthier, I changed it as follows:

2 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour
2 1/2 cups of bread flour
3 Tbsp sugar
1 1/2 Tbsps (rounded) yeast
1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 cups of hot water

It worked really well and gave us a heartier bread. If you're looking for a more substantial bread, but still want it to be quick, give this a try. I still don't make a sponge and have no problem getting this bread to rise, but LoveAphid is struggling to get it to rise without a sponge.


TAMMY said...

Looks yummy! Can't wait to try it!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Wish I liked to bake bread - it looks delicious! Maybe someday I'll try again.. Thanks for the tip on the 30 day shred - I bought one at Walmart last night hope to try it this weekend...

Melissa Henning said...

yaay! thanks for sharing. I love making the bread you recommend :).

momstheword said...

What do you mean "sponge?" Are you talking about the shape. I've only made bread one time so am a novice, but didn't have any trouble getting it to rise.