My brown bread recipe
Recipe Type: Baking, Main
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Serves: 4
This is how my family likes it. Wholesome, sweet, moist and soft. Brown bread recipe, my way.
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tbsp organic unbleached cane sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cup organic unbleached cane sugar
  • cup olive oil
  • cup warm water
  1. Place warm water in a bowl. Add 1 tsp cane sugar and stir well. Now add the yeast to the sugar water and let it rest. Don’t touch or stir. Just let it sit!
  2. Place wheat flour, all purpose flour, cane sugar and salt in a plastic container and combine well.
  3. Now check on your yeast and it should be frothy on top. If it’s still not frothy let it rest for some more time. do not underestimate the importance of this step! Good active yeast is VERY important for good bread. If your yeast does not froth up even after waiting for 15 minutes then start all over again! Either your yeast is too old or bad, or your water was too hot/cold.
  4. When your yeast is nice and frothy stir it well and pour it into the plastic container with the flour mixture. Add another ½ cup of warm water and ¼ cup of olive oil to it and mix well with a spoon. Make sure it’s all combined well. Close the lid and let it sit in a warm place for a couple of hours till it doubles. The waiting period depends fully on the weather. It might take more/less time so be patient!
  5. When it has doubled in size mix it once again with a spoon. Dough will be soft and sticky. I didn’t really knead it at all. Just mixing with a spoon was sufficient. Scoop the dough into a loaf pan brushed with olive oil. Cover it with a wet cloth and let it rise once again. This will take another couple of hours.
  6. Preheat the oven and bake the loaf for 45-60 minutes at 160 degree C. Bread is ready when it’s golden on top and sounds hollow when tapped.
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at