Why not take advantage of the Easter long-weekend and bake your family and friends some delicious homemade bread? The steps are actually a lot easier than they seem, and you can customise your own recipe depending on your health and dietary requirements.
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 sachet yeast
1/3 wheat gluten
2.5 cups warm water
1 tbsp salt
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup natural honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC and grease a non-stick pan with baking paper.
- Combine the whole wheat flour, wheat gluten, and yeast into a large bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon or your hands, then cover with cling wrap for 10 minutes.
- In another small bowl, combine the salt, olive oil, honey and lemon juice before beating for 1-2 minutes. Then stir in the 2.5 cups of flour, and use an electric mixer to properly combine all of the ingredients.
- Bake between 20-40 minutes or until the bread is brown and fluffy. Remove and store in the pantry or fridge to ensure its longevity.
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