11 February, 2015

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

I love carbs...carbs make me happy.  I've been on a toast kick, and I've gained inspiration from my binge watching of cooking videos.  One of my favorite channels to watch is Ayesha Curry's Little Lights of Mine.  She's adorable, has a gorgeous baby girl, and makes cooking easy.  And she makes me really, really want the mint-greenKitchenAid mixer...

whole wheat bread

I decided to try her recipe for home made bread but with my own tweak.  I try to eat whole wheat when I can, and I ended up only having whole wheat flour in my pantry.

whole wheat breadThis recipe is so simple -- It only requires a few ingredients, and you probably have most of these at home already.  If you're not a whole wheat fan, you can use All Purpose Flour, Coconut Flour, you pick.

Ingredients you'll need:
3 cups whole wheat flour (or flour of your choice)
3 tsp sugar
3 tsp dry active yeast
1 tsp salt
1 cup of warm water
1 tsp canola oil (you can use butter if you prefer, but I didn't have any, and canola oil is lower in cholesterol)
1 egg (optional)

  • Combine all of your dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and give them a good stir
  • Add in your warm water slowly, and make sure you stir while adding
  • Add your canola oil (or butter, or applesauce) and mix well
  • Remove your dough from the bowl onto your counter top - Coat it with some flour so it doesn't stick
  • Knead the dough lightly, cover it with a cloth, and let it rise for 15 minutes
  • Place your dough into your pan (I cut my dough into 2 pieces and braided them -- Ayesha made it look fancy, so I thought I'd try it)
  • Optional: Crack an egg in a separate bowl, whisk, and lightly paint this on the top layer of your bread to create a glazed, crispy top
  • Place your bread into the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes



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