This handmade Wholewheat bread is fun and easy to make
1.3kg 100% wholewheat flour
1.1 litre tepid water
pinch of salt
5 teaspoons dried yeast
Preheat oven to 230ºC.
Place half the flour in large bowl. Add yeast, salt and water. Beat well – three hundred times! Mix in remaining flour, turn out onto a floured board and knead for 10 minutes. Place back in bowl, cover with plastic and let stand in warm place for an hour or more.
Knock down and knead for a short time. Place back in bowl, cover and let stand for a further hour.
Knock down and knead lightly. Divide into 2 loaves or 24 rolls.
Place loaves in tins and stand for 5 minutes or form rolls and place on a tray and stand for 3 minutes.
Bake loaves for 30 minutes.
Half quantity may be used.
This dough makes a wonderful pizza base.
Use light flour for a lighter loaf.