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Easy Wheat Bread

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  • Prep Time: 135 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


A simple whole wheat bread that makes wonderful toast, sandwiches or a side to any main.



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  • 1 cup warm water (100-110 F)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup bread flour
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  1. Combine warm water, sugar, and yeast in a bowl to proof for 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flours. Add to proofed yeast, along with olive oil.
  3. Mix until dough is formed.
  4. Turn out onto a flour surface and knead until smooth and elastic – 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Place in an oiled bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled in size – 1 hour.
  6. Punch down dough and shape into two loaves: flatten each piece into a rectangle, then roll it up and pinch along the seam.
  7. Place, seam-side down, on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, cover, and let rise again until doubled in size – 45 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 400 F. When dough is ready, bake for 17-20 minutes, until top is golden and loaf sounds hollow when you knock on it.