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Brown bread recipe

Brown bread recipe/Fluffy whole wheat bread recipe

Soft and fluffy whole wheat bread recipe or brown bread recipe to mke the healthiest and best homemade wheat bread.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Proofing time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, British, French, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican
Servings 1 loaf


  • 357 g Whole wheat flour [2 and 3/4 cup]
  • 236 ml Lukewarm water 1 cup(The amount of water to be added may slightly vary for different whole wheat flour)
  • 2 tbsp Honey or sugar (42g honey or 25 g sugar)
  • 1 tsp Salt 6 g
  • 43 g Butter (3 tbsp)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Instant Yeast:4.5 g If using active dry yeast,1 and 3/4 tsp


Prepare the whole wheat bread dough

  • Into a bowl, pour in the lukewarm water.Water which is not cold nor hot; but just slightly warm.
    Add the honey,yeast,salt,and stir everything together until everything get dissolved in water.
    If you are using active dry yeast, use 1 and 1/ 4tsp and make sure it dissolved in water completely before adding the flour.
    Now add the softened butter and the whole wheat flour into this.
    Combine everything together to form a shaggy mass of dough.
    Transfer the dough onto a clean work surface.
    Knead the dough for 10-12 minutes until we get a soft and elastic dough.

First Proofing

  • Take a clean bowl and pour in some oil and then place the dough inside it and lightly coat it with some oil.
    Cover the bowl with a plastic film and let the dough sit and rise for 60-90 minutes.
    This proofing time may vary according to the room temperature.If our place is warm then it will rise faster and if it is cold it will rise slowly.Wait for until it gets doubled in size.

Shape the dough

  • Degas the dough and then flatten it into a rectangle with a width very similar to that of the width of bread tin.
    Roll the dough into the shape of a log and place it onto a well greased baking tin.
    Cover the top loosely with a greased plastic film.
    We need to wrap the plastic film loosely as it will rise above the rim.
    As we grease the plastic film, we can make sure it will not stick to the dough while we take it away.

Second Proofing

  • Proof the dough for 45 minutes or until it rises well.
    When the dough reaches 3/4 height of baking tin, start preheating your oven to 350F.

Bake the bread

  • After 45 minutes, the dough has risen and now it is ready to go into the oven.
    Bake @ 350 F for 32-35 minutes.
    At around 25 minutes of baking you may need to tent the top of bread with aluminum foil to prevent any chance of top of bread, getting over browned.
    I have used this Pullman tin to bake this homemade whole wheat sandwich bread.This pan gives tall medium sized sandwich bread.Size :7.5 length x 4 breadth x 4.2 height (inches);19.5 x 10 x 11 in cm
  • Enjoy!


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