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May 18, 2014 04:41 AM

100 % whole wheat bread recipes

Not sure if it actually exists, but I’d like to find a good 100% whole wheat bread recipe (preferably a crusty loaf kind). I haven’t found any that look like they’d be really good, and I’m actually wondering what would happen if I just took my 100% whole wheat pizza dough recipe which gets a really great 1st rise and popped it into the oven without punching it down? Any ideas?

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    1. re: Karl S

      Thank you, that actually looks like the kind of bread I want to make - as opposed to a loaf of sandwich style bread. I'm looking forward to trying it - will let you know how it comes out.

    2. How funny, I just tried making a 100% whole wheat baguette for my bf, who's on this very specific diet with no white flour/sugar. I'm not familiar with WW baking, and only keep WW flour on hand (in the freezer to prevent spoilage) to make homemade dog biscuits.

      Anyway I started out with 1/2 cup warm water, a squirt of honey, and about 1.5 teaspoons of yeast. Let it proof. Then added maybe 3/4 teaspoon salt (I was just eyeballing everything) and enough flour to make a dough (started with 1 cup, then added in more as I stirred until it pulled away from the bowl). Kneaded it all together--incidentally, it was much easier to knead than AP flour doughs.

      Let rise, covered and oiled, for about 35 minutes. Punched it down and shaped it. Covered and let rise again for about 40 minutes (photo below) then baked at 375 until golden brown. Just took it out of the oven. It certainly looks pretty, is a bit heavy, but I guess that's to be expected.

      I'll post the bf's opinion once he has it with dinner.

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      1. re: nothingswrong

        Okay, verdict is that this bread was fantastic. The bf ate the entire thing (8" long) with his dinner salad. He said he preferred the flavor over white bread and that it was nice and soft, chewy, albeit heavier. The crumb looked great, wish I'd taken a picture.