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Wholemeal Bread Recipe

This is a delicious Wholemeal Bread Recipe fabulously oaty and malty. Freshly baked it is sure to convert even the most stalwart of white bread eaters. Toasted the next day brings it to yet another level of crunchy goodness.
Course Breads
Cuisine English
Keyword homemade bread, wholemeal bread
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 354kcal


  • 100 grams strong white bread flour.
  • 400 grams strong wholemeal flour
  • 50 grams melted unsalted butter
  • 10 grams fine sea salt 7 grams table salt
  • 2 x 7 grams instant dried yeast
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 350 mls warm water


  • Put 100 grams white bread flour, 400 grams wholemeal bread flour, 10 grams fine sea salt, 3 tsp sugar and 2 x 7 grams dried yeast packets into your large mixing bowl keeping the yeast and salt separate as the salt may kill the yeast.
  • Tip the 50 grams melted butter into the flour mix followed by the 350 mls warm water and mix using a dough hook or cutlery knife until a dough forms. Knead by hand or using your dough hook until the dough is semi stretchy and soft. This takes about 8/ 9 mins on a medium speed in my free standing mixer.
  • Cover in an oiled bowl and leave somewhere warm to rise until doubled in size.That can take an hour to hour and a half to do so.
  • Tip out the dough and knock back before rolling, pulling the dough into a big sausage shape with the seam underneath. Place into your oiled loaf tin and cover with oiled clingfilm until it has risen 2 cm above the rim. Again put it somewhere nice and warm. Usually about 30/40 mins. Preheat your oven to 190 C/375 F/Gas Mark 5

  • Uncover and slash the bread carefully with a very sharp knife 3 times.
  • Bake for about 30 mins and deeply brown all over. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Apply to Madb.tch Mahooley's Face.



Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 710mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2.6mg