How to Make Whole Wheat Bread (You'll Love This High-Fiber Recipe)! by Jo Khalifa

3 years ago
How to Make Whole Wheat Bread (You'll Love This High-Fiber Recipe)!

This simple, versatile whole wheat bread recipe is a family favorite. It's a healthy alternative that's high in fiber and more complex than a plain white bread. 

You'll need:

  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
  • 2 tablespoons Vital wheat gluten
  • 1 cup onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic or 1 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cups firm cheese (Gouda, Swiss, mild cheddar, etc.)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients except flour and cheese.
  2. Add the flour 1 cup at a time until dough is sticky but firm. 
  3. Knead dough for about 10 minutes. (I use my KitchenAid.) Let it rise 45 minutes. 
  4. Add the cheese. 
  5. Divide the batter into two and place each half into a bread pan. Make three slices across the top of both loaves and allow them to rise for 45 minutes. 
  6. Bake in a pre-heated 350-degree F oven (325 degrees for glass pans) for 35 minutes. 

Makes two loaves. Be careful with adding more garlic! Garlic can kill yeast. 

Bob's Red Mill Vital Wheat and Gluten Flour
Bob's Red Mill Vital Wheat and Gluten Flour $11
Made from the natural protein found in the endosperm of the wheat berry. When combined with water it becomes highly elastic and taffy-like. Added to bread dough, it helps retain the gas and steam from baking and gives more volume to the baked bread. It can be especially helpful for baking breads made with coarse, whole grain flours and cereals.
King Arthur Premium 100% Whole Wheat Flour
King Arthur Premium 100% Whole Wheat Flour $24
This whole wheat flour is 100% of the wheat germ and bran, and naturally pure and wholesome.

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Jo Khalifa
Here's a cast iron version 350 for 30 minutes. Makes amazing crostini

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