Fresh Wholemeal Bread Loaf

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So – as I ran out of bread this week, and the kids really wanted toast for breakfast, I decided to make my own proper mini trial loaf – fresh, at home and full of goodness, wholemeal goodness.Now I know wasnt going to blog today – however been revising all day!! Well most of it.So – as I have a fabulous Kenwood Kitchen Chef (Kenwood Chef Titanium KM010) which I dont really know what I did without it! Breadmaking was super easy!


  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 8fl oz warm water
  • 2 satchets fast acting dried yeast
  • 13oz Wholemeal Strong Bread Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt

Disolve the sugar in the water, then add the yeast, whisk until mixed. Leave for 20-30mins until it has a deep frothy head.

Put flour and salt into a large bowl, make a well in the middle and pour in wet indredients, now I just switched on my mixer with a dough hook (5mins) – however you can mix with wooden spoon until dough like, then knead for 5-10 mins. 

Place dough back in the bowl and cover with oiled cling film and leave in warm place for 1-2 hours to prove to about double the size ( now I generally turn my oven on to 180 for 3 mins – to get oven warm, then place in oven to prove).

Remove the cling film carefully as you can reduce for the next prove, the dough will be a bit sticky to touch, remove from the bowl onto a floured surface, punch out the air and knead for 2 mins, shape and place into a loaf tin, cover again with oiled cling film for another 30-45 mins as the dough fills the tin. 

Dust the loaf with a little flour and cook for 25-30 mins at 220C or until the load sounds hollow when tapped at the base.

I made the 1/2 the recipe as a test run….and was truely yummy – and had the nice crusty crust! As I used the 1lb loaf tin and it made small child size sandwiches for the kids lunch! 

 Just Before my load went in the Oven
  Just After it came out of the Oven
    Cooled and ready for a sandwich
 ( Josh had a cheese spread and quorn chicken sandwich, Kassi had Nutella sandwich, and my mum had a mexican spicey cheese, lettuce and cucumber sandwich )

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