I bought a new toy last weekend – a bread maker. I decided I wanted to start making my own whole wheat loaves, because a) decent loaves of bread are expensive here b) I just don’t like the taste of a lot of them and c) Having children, means I like to know exactly what ingredients go into most of the things they eat. So store bought loaves of bread are pretty scary when you look at the ingredients.
So today I had my first try making a 100% whole wheat loaf. The recipe I used does have some butter and honey in it, but it is so small, and when looking at ingredients of all the qualifying HEb wholewheat loaves, they all have similar ingredients too, so I am going to allow myself a 60g slice of this recipe as a HEb, I figure the ingredients going into a homemade loaf are far better for me anyway.
this is the recipe I followed:
I used an Organic Whole Wheat flour, instead of the flour listed.
I put the ingredients in my bread maker in the order listed, making sure your water is at room temperature. Then at the very end before adding the yeast, I made a little pocket in the flour and added the yeast. Set the bread to the whole grain cycle and away it went.
Almost 4 hours later. This was the result
The slice you see cut, was 59g, so not far off your 60g allowance and is more than enough of a slice for me, I found it quite filling. It is a great bread to toast and would be great used as an open faced sandwich, with lots of yummy toppings and superfree.
I am looking forward to experimenting now with 100% whole wheat recipes and adding some other stuff to the mix.
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