Basic Whole-Grain Bread Recipe

This Basic Whole-Grain Bread Recipe from "Laurel's Kitchen" is a vegetarian bread dish filled with nutrition for your good health.

| November/December 1977

This Basic Whole-Grain Bread Recipe is a healthy vegetarian bread dish from the cookbook "Laurel's Kitchen".

Basic Whole-Grain Bread Recipe

Basic Bread Recipe:
2 1/2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon salt
6 cups whole wheat flour

Here's the blueprint for our standard miracle loaf. Every frill has been removed, so it's perfect for beginners.

Pour the warm water into a large bowl. Add the sugar and sprinkle the yeast on top of the water. In a few minutes, when the yeast comes bubbling to the top, stir in half of the whole wheat flour and beat very well, until the dough ceases to be grainy and becomes smooth and stretchy.

Add the salt and the remaining flour cup by cup, mixing well. Knead it in the bowl until it's no longer sticky, then turn it out onto a floured board.

As the dough gets stiffer and harder to knead, sprinkle the remaining flour a little at a time on the tabletop or board and knead the dough on top of it.

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