Making whole wheat bread uses milk, water, salt, sugar, shortening, dry yeast and whole wheat flour for ingredients. Make a healthier bread with tips from a professional cook in this free video about making wholewheat bread.
Hi, I'm Sue Walker and I'm going to show you how to make whole wheat bread. This recipe will make three small loaves or two large loaves. The ingredients we'll be using are active dry yeast, whole wheat flour, shortening, sugar, salt, milk and water. The first step is to dissolve the dry yeast in warm tepid water and a little sugar. Tepid water is water that is warmer than lukewarm, but not real hot to the touch. When you see the yeast mixture start to foam, then you'll know that the yeast is working and you can continue with your recipe. The next step is to put two and one-fourth cups of water and three-fourths cups of milk into a sauce pan, put it on the stove and heat it to scalding. Scalding means that when the milk foams around the edge of the pan, it's scalding. You don't want to boil it. After the water and milk is scalding, add six tablespoons of shortening, six tablespoons of sugar and three teaspoons of salt. Mix that together until it's melted and then put it aside to cool. After your mixture has cooled to lukewarm then you can add the yeast mixture. You add the yeast and then you stir it together. Okay, we're ready to add our flour. We're going to use seven cups of flour, four cups of which will be whole wheat flour and three cups will be regular white flour. Mix in enough flour until it's too thick to stir. When your dough is too thick to stir, you'll want to turn it out on to your surface. I recommend using the roll pot. Before putting your dough on to the roll pot, you'll want to put the rest of your flour on to the middle of your surface and then pour your dough in to the flour. And using your hands, you'll want to knead that flour in to your dough and you just keep kneading and kneading until the flour is gong. And when your dough is elastic and not sticky to your hands and not sticking to the surface, then it's ready. If it's not you'll want to add a little bit more flour until you get that right consistency. Before you form the loaves, you'll take the dough that you just kneaded and put it in to a large greased bow, cover it with a clean cloth and put it in to a warm place and let it rise 'till double. Sometimes it'll take up to ninety minutes. After it's risen to double, You take your fist and you punch it down. Now you're ready to form your loaves. Take your bread pans and you spray it with cooking spray, or some kind of a baking spray and then you take your dough and you divide it in to either two or three sections, depending on if you want large loaves or small loaves. Using your hands you take the dough and you form it in to a long roll to fit the pan. After you've formed your loaves, you will let rise until it's double or in to the shape you want. After it's risen you take a toothpick and very gently poke a few holes down the middle of the bread. Make sure that the holes are only one fourth inch deep because you don't want to punch the bread down again. This will help vent the bread so that you won't get air bubbles. Make sure the pans are on the middle rake, and you want to bake them for approximately thirty minutes or until golden brown on top. Take your bread out of the oven and let it set for about one minute. And once you have the bread out you want to brush the top with a little butter. Let the bread completely cool before you cut it. And that is how to make whole wheat bread.