Crusty Whole Wheat Italian Bread

Steps on how to prepare a Crusty Whole Wheat Italian Bread recipe

Time

2 hour 50 minutes

Servings

1

Calories

92.4

    Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water (105-115 deg.F.)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar or 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal, for dusting baking sheet

    How to make it

  1. 1. STEP

    ----ForBread Machine----.

  2. 2. STEP

    Add all ingredients except cornmeal to bread machine pan in the order recommended by your machines manufacturer.

  3. 3. STEP

    Select dough cycle and start machine.

  4. 4. STEP

    ----ConventionalMethod----.

  5. 5. STEP

    In large bowl, dissolve yeast, brown sugar, and ginger in warm water.

  6. 6. STEP

    Let stand 5 minutes until yeast foams.

  7. 7. STEP

    Add salt and bread flour; beat well.

  8. 8. STEP

    Stir in whole wheat flour to make a stiff dough.

  9. 9. STEP

    Turn out onto lightly floured board and knead 10 minutes or until dough is springy, smooth and satiny.

  10. 10. STEP

    Wash bowl, grease it, and add dough to bowl; turn over to grease top.

  11. 11. STEP

    Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

  12. 12. STEP

    ----Shapingand Baking----.

  13. 13. STEP

    Lightly oil or grease a 14x17 inch baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal; set aside.

  14. 14. STEP

    Punch down the dough.

  15. 15. STEP

    Divide in half and, on a lightly floured surface, shape into long loaves, rolling each piece first into a 5x12 inch rectangle, then rolling each up along the long side to make a long, narrow loaf.

  16. 16. STEP

    Pinch edges to seal, and taper ends.

  17. 17. STEP

    Place loaves, seam side down, on prepared baking sheet.

  18. 18. STEP

    Let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

  19. 19. STEP

    Make 4-5 slashes across each loaf with sharp knife or razor blade.

  20. 20. STEP

    Brush each loaf with water and sprinkle with whole wheat flour.

  21. 21. STEP

    Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes, until loaves are browned and crisp.

  22. 22. STEP

    Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

  23. 23. STEP

    NOTE: I also use a spray bottle filled with water and spray the loaves and oven walls once or twice at 5-minute intervals at the beginning of baking.

  24. 24. STEP

    You could also make this into one large oblong loaf or a round loaf, but baking time would need to be increased.

    Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water (105-115 deg.F.)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar or 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal, for dusting baking sheet

    Tags

    BREADS

    GRAINS

    EUROPEAN

    VEGAN

    WEEKNIGHT

    BREAD MACHINE

    FOR LARGE GROUPS

    OVEN

    SMALL APPLIANCE

    < 4 HOURS

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