This is a vegan recipe of Brown Bread with the perfect crust and 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 1 cup of water.
Add 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, add some flour.
If it feels dry, add some water.
Continue to knead, till you get a smooth dough which when stretched doesn't tear.
kneading brown bread dough in a kitchenAid mixer
Add the flour and salt in the bowl.
On speed 1, mix the flour and 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 further for 2 to 3 minutes on speed 2 or 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 to 3 hours.
After 2 to 3 hours, remove the dough. Punch or knock back the dough with light hands and knead lightly.
Roll a single log of the dough.
Tuck the edges down on both sides of the dough log.
Place the dough log 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 or 350 degrees F.
Bake the loaf for 35 to 40 minutes or until the bread is well browned on top and sounds hollow when tapped.
Place the bread on a wire rack or tray to cool to room temperature.
Slice and serve the Brown Bread or refrigerate for later use.
If not baking on the same day, the leavened dough can be refrigerated.
The leftover baked Brown Bread can be 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 bread starts browning while baking, then cover it with an aluminium foil or butter paper.
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