Monday, May 30, 2011

Whole Wheat Bread

I love checking out new breads, especially ones that are going to be both hearty and healthy for my family! This was my favorite whole wheat recipe so far... It was easy enough to make and everyone liked it! My dad is trying to get me to make a few loaves for him to take home... I served this with the Buffalo Chicken Salad that we just had!

Whole Wheat Bread
(recipe found in Taste of Home Healthy Cooking)

1 1/8 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 1/4 cups warm water (110-115 degrees)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons reduced fat butter, melted
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2-2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the brown sugar, butter, salt, whole wheat flour and 1 cup all purpose flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a firm dough (dough will be sticky). Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.

Punch dough down and turn onto a floured surface; shape into a loaf. Place in a 9x5" loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.

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