Whether you are new to baking or a seasoned veteran in the kitchen, knowing how to make your own bread is a tasty and useful skill to have.
Baking for me is a celebration of my upbringing and elicits fond memories of helping my mother and grandmother shape perfectly spherical buns, impatiently waiting and watching the oven door and most importantly, quality control. I am a certified taste-tester in my mother’s kitchen!
In this blog, you will learn how to make your own loaf of whole wheat bread, with alternatives and substitutes to suit your palette.
Let’s dig in!
Prep time: 30 mins | Bake time: 40 mins | Yields: 1 loaf/16 slices
- 4 cups (520g) Whole Wheat Flour*
- 1 Packet (11g) Instant Yeast (~1 Tbsp)
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Honey*
- 2 cups (480ml) Warm Water
- 4 Tbsp of mixed seeds (optional)*
*If you are looking for a fluffier loaf, you can use ½ whole wheat flour and ½ white flour
*For a vegan substitute, replace honey with maple syrup, agave syrup or brown sugar
*I used sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts