The Only Healthy Whole Wheat Bread Recipe You'll Ever Need
A crisp, golden brown crust and the most amazing flavour-packed light and chewy centre. This easy healthy whole wheat bread recipe is a million times better than anything you'll get from the store or even a bakery!
In the bowl of your electric mixer, stir together the water and brown sugar. Whisk in the yeast and cover the bowl with a cloth so the contents are in the dark. Leave to bloom for 15 minutes.
When the yeast has bloomed, stir in the salt, olive oil, egg and lemon juice until everything is blended together.
Stir in the whole wheat flour then cover the bowl with a cloth again and leave to soak for 30 minutes.
When the whole wheat flour has absorbed a lot of the liquid, stir the all-purpose flour into the bowl. Knead with the dough hook attachment for 7 minutes, until you've got a strong dough. You might have to add more warm water or all-purpose flour to get the right texture.
Rub a little oil on the inside of a large bowl and drop the dough into it. Tightly cover the bowl with plastic wrap and leave to rise somewhere warm for 45-55 minutes, or until doubled in size.
Punch the dough down and leave it to rise, covered, for another 45-55 minutes, or until doubled in size.
Preheat the oven to 350F/175C and generously grease 2- 4" x 8"/10cm x 20cm loaf pans with butter. Punch the dough down again and evenly divide into 2. It's a good idea to use a set of scales for accuracy.