Whole wheat bread

Posted on July 31, 2009. Filed under: Foods on the go, Snacks | Tags: , , |

Most children love to nibble on bread for a snack. Though it is easily available in the market, it is fun to make your own healthy version using whole wheat flour when time permits.
For a more nourishing snack make a sandwich using fresh vegetables.

Preparation Time : 60 mins.
Baking Temp. for 10 mins. : 200°C (400°F)
Baking Time : 25 mins.

Makes 13 slices.

2 1/4 cups (250 grams) whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
2 teaspoons (10 grams) fresh yeast
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon butter
3/4 teaspoon salt
Main procedure
1. Sieve the flour. Make a well in the centre.
2. Add the yeast, sugar and a little warm water.
3. Wait for at least 4 to 5 minutes or until bubbles surface. Add the butter and salt.
4. Knead into a soft dough by adding some more warm water.
5. Knead well till the dough in smooth and elastic.
6. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and allow it to prove till it doubles in volume (approx. 20 minutes).
7. Knead again, shape into a loaf and place it in a greased loaf tin.
8. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and allow it to prove again till it doubles in volume.
9. Sprinkle some water over the loaf tin and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°C (400°F) for 10 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to 150°C (300°F) and bake for another 15 minutes.
10. Cool and cut into slices. Use as required.

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