The easier adventure of the day….homemade whole wheat bread. Another tip of the hat to www.100daysofrealfood.com – I never really looked at the ingredients on a loaf of whole wheat bread that we bought at the store, but it’s interesting to know that a lot of them aren’t really truly even whole wheat bread (most have white processed flour in them). I wanted to make a more “pure” version, and here it is:
4 ¼ cups whole-wheat flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups warm water (not too hot or it will kill the yeast)
¼ cup honey
2 tablespoons olive oil (or melted butter)
1 packet or 2 ¼ teaspoons yeast
Follow your bread machine’s directions for making a whole-wheat sandwich loaf.
It’s really that simple. I was careful to read the back of the wheat flour package (and ended up with King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour). I used the oil vs. the melted butter. Took about three minutes for me to measure everything out and press the start button on the bread machine!
Both of us gave this a thumbs up. It is a very dense bread so you would definitely have to slice it thinly (or make only half a sandwich instead of using two whole slices of bread). The flavor and consistency is great.