Brown Bread

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Ingredients

  • 2.25 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tablespoon dry active yeast or 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoon organic cold pressed sunflower oil or melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon regular sugar or unrefined organic cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rock salt (edible and food grade) or regular salt

Instructions

Proofing Yeast

  • Warm 1 cup of water.

  • Add sugar and dry active yeast.

  • Stir and let the yeast activate.

  • This usually takes about 10 minutes.

Kneading Brown Bread Dough In A Bowl

  • Sieve both the flours with salt in a large wide bowl or a large plate with a rim/parat.

  • Add the proofed yeast and oil.

  • Mix all the ingredients.

  • Then begin to knead the dough.

  • If the dough feels sticky, add some flour.

  • If it feels dry, add some water.

  • Continue to knead, till you get a smooth dough which when stretched doesn't tear.

Kneading Brown Bread Dough In A KitchenAid Mixer

  • Add the flour and salt in the bowl.

  • On speed 1, mix the flour and salt for some seconds.

  • Add the yeast mixture and oil and on speed 2 knead the dough.

  • Continue kneading for 2 minutes and check the dough.

  • If it feels dry, add some warm water.

  • If it feels sticky, add some flour.

  • Continue kneading further for 2 to 3 minutes on speed 2 or till you get a smooth and pliable dough.

Leavening Brown Bread Dough

  • Rub oil or water all over the dough and keep in a covered bowl to leaven for 2 to 3 hours.

  • After 2 to 3 hours, remove the dough. Punch or knock back the dough with light hands and knead lightly.

  • Roll a single log of the dough.

  • Tuck the edges down on both sides of the dough log.

  • Place the dough log in a greased loaf pan (9x5 inches) with the tucked edges facing downwards.

  • Cover the loaf pan and let the dough leaven for 40 minutes or 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees F.

  • Bake the loaf for 35 to 40 minutes or until the bread is well browned on top and sounds hollow when tapped.

  • Place the bread on a wire rack or tray to cool to room temperature.

  • Slice and serve the Brown Bread or refrigerate for later use.