Tuesday, 28 August 2012

whole wheat bread with some rye

Some time ago we found steve the bread guy and his many bread recipes on youtube. since then we did not buy any bread any more and kept trying to make the bread as tasty looking as steves... 
well until now that did not really work. the bread we made was mostly eatable and ok but not especially tasty or super good looking. also our sourdough never worked quiet like steves (i guess that has something to do with the temperatures we have here at the moment). 
but we kept trying. 
and yesterday i managed to make a real tasty one =)
i have no idea why it is different then the others but it is. so if your first bread does not turn out like you imagined don't give up, you will learn it eventually!

so here is steves video for the whole wheat bread

 and here is how i made it. it takes about 3 hours depending on the time the bread needs to rise/the temperature in your kitchen.
you will need:
  • 2 tsp of brown sugar
  • 2 tsp of dry instant yeast
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 cup of warm milk
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 2 cups of white flour
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1-2 cups of whole rye flour
  1. give the yeast, sugar, warm water and the warm milk into a bowl and mix them. now it has to sit for about 10 min or until you can see brown foam on top of the liquid.
  2. now add the oil (that was actually a mistake on my side, the oil is supposed to go in before, but it turned out fine), the salt and the white flour. after you mixed everything you can start adding the other flour (whole wheat and rye) until the dough is not really sticky anymore. you will have to use your hands to kneed it.
  3. take the the dough out of the bowl, scrape out the excess flour and coat the bowl and the dough with some oil. Put the dough back, cover it with a damp towel and let it rise until it has doubled in size (about an hour or two depending on the temperature in your kitchen)
  4. when it has doubled in size start kneading it again for about a minute or so until it deflates (don't do that if your bread did not rise well). transfer the dough to an oiled bread pan (i use an old  cake spring form), cover it with a damp towel and again let it sit until it grew quiet a bit. about an hour i would say.
  5. preheat the oven to 205C°/400F° and bake for about 30 min (you know that it is ready when knocking on the bottom of the bread gives you a how sound or the knife you poke in it comes out clean). let it cool down before you cut and enjoy it =)

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