Saturday, 26 January 2013

Basic wholemeal bread

Dan and I are not big fans of wholemeal bread, but it's useful sometimes - so long as there's a light touch on the wholemeal. None of your woody brown crumb for us.

Here are the ingredients for a light-touch wholemeal, again adapted from Paul Hollywood's How To Bake. Follow the method for the basic white bread.

400g strong white bread flour
100g strong wholemeal bread flour
30g butter, cubed and softened
10g fast-action yeast
10g salt
320ml cool water

If you want to knead using a mixer with a dough hook, try using these quantities of flour and water in the Leith's recipe (also given on the basic white bread page). I haven't actually done it, but can't see any reason why it shouldn't work.

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