This is a vegan recipe of brown bread with the perfect crust & texture.
bread slices from 1 loaf of bread
all purpose flour
whole wheat flour
dry active yeast
or 1 teaspoon instant yeast
organic cold pressed sunflower oil
or melted butter
or unrefined organic cane sugar
rock salt (edible and food grade)
or regular salt
Warm the 1 cup of water.
Add 1 tbsp sugar and dry active yeast.
Stir and let the yeast activate.
This usually takes about 10 minutes.
kneading brown bread dough in a bowl
Sieve both the flours with salt in a large wide bowl or a large plate with a rim/parat.
Add the proofed yeast and oil.
Mix all the ingredients.
Then begin to knead the dough.
If the dough feels sticky, then add some flour.
If it feels dry, then add some water.
Continue to knead, till you get a smooth dough which when stretched doesn't tear.
kneading brown bread dough in a stand mixer
Add the flour and salt in the bowl.
On speed 1 mix the flour & salt for some seconds.
Add the yeast mixture and oil and on speed 2 knead the dough.
Continue kneading for 2 minutes and check the dough.
If it feels dry, add some warm water.
If it feels sticky, add some flour.
Continue kneading for a further 2-3 minutes on speed 2 till you get a smooth and pliable dough.
leavening brown bread dough
Rub oil or water all over the dough and keep in a covered bowl to leaven for 2-3 hours.
After 2-3 hours, remove the dough and punch and deflate it lightly.
Roll a single log of the dough.
Tuck the edges down on both sides of the bread loaf.
Place the bread in a greased loaf pan (9x5 inches) with the tucked edges facing downwards.
Cover the loaf pan and let the dough leaven for 40 minutes or 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees c/350 degrees f.
Bake the loaf for 35-40 minutes or until the bread sounds hollow when tapped.
Place the bread on a wire rack or tray.
Serve warm or refrigerate the brown bread.
If not baking on the same day, the leavened dough can be refrigerated.
The leftover baked brown bread can be kept wrapped in a foil or cling film and refrigerated.
This brown bread recipe can be doubled.
The brown bread can also be baked in the convection mode of microwave oven at the same temperature mentioned in the recipe details.
If the surface of the breads, starts to becoming brown whilst baking, then cover the surface of the bread, with aluminum foil or butter paper.
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