I love bread and I have baked so many breads over the years, but when it came to a whole wheat bread, I hesitated. Let’s face it, it’s not easy to get across a delicious one. Well, problem solved – this whole wheat bread is made of 100% whole wheat flour, plus some seeds for extra flavor and nutrients, it’s thickness is just right, not too thick, but still has a bite to it, it takes one hour, start to finish to bake a loaf, or two and of course it truly is delicious.
ABOUT THE RECIPE
Yield: 10 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Baking time: 30 minutes
Resting time: 30 minutes
- 300 g. whole wheat flour
- ~200 ml. warm water
- 7 g. dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2-3 tbsp. yogurt
- 2 fresh eggs
- ~1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds (half in the bread, half tossed on top)
- ~1 tbsp. sunflower seeds (half in the bread, half tossed on top)
- ~1 tbsp. poppy seeds (half in the bread, half tossed on top)
- ~1 tbsp. sesame seeds (half in the bread, half tossed on top)
- To make the bread start by activating the yeast in a little bit of warm water and the sugar.
- Once the yeast is activated, add in the flour, the baking soda, the salt, the eggs, the olive oil and half of the seeds. You could add the yogurt in this stage, or later like I did in the video… it will make no difference.
- Mix the ingredients, adding water little by little until you reach thick consistency… the dough should be wet, sticky but it should still have enough body to hold a wooden spoon upright.
- Cover the dough with plastic foil and let it rest and rise for about 15 minutes.
- Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about five minutes… it will seem like too wet and sticky to knead, but do not add too much flour, just knead the dough regardless of its wet consistency.
- Transfer the dough to a bread tin and smooth the top with wet fingers. Let it rest again for about 15 minutes.
- Sprinkle the rest of the seeds on top and bake for about 30 minutes in a 200C preheated oven.
- Let the bread cool down slightly before cutting into it. Enjoy!
For more details on how to make this recipe, check the video recipe below.