If you still haven’t tried to bake your own bread yet, it’s the best time for it now as I will give the recipe of an amazingly healthy bread now!
We haven’t been eating white flour bread for a year, we prefer whole wheat bread instead. However, I hadn’t tried to bake whole wheat bread at home until this morning. Mom II (hubby’s mom) is with us and she satisfied our taste buds with this bread containing nothing unhealthy and I was her assitant this time. She always loves to discover new and healthy (more importantly) ingredients. One day she called me and told that she met a lady in a village during one of her routine weekend trip. And she learnt that this lady is the owner of a mill in the city, which is a flour store at the same time.
(You see mom as the group leader in a mountain trip)
Nature lover mom II also loves organic products and to buy them first hand, so she couldn’t miss the opportunity when that lady gave the address of her store. Mom II told me on the phone call with a great pleasure that she discovered a flour store which sells various kinds of flour made from organically grown grains. So I knew that she had a recipe plan when she said “ I’ve bought whole wheat for you!” However, I must admit that this bread is beyond my expectations!
The ones we buy from supermarkets are a bit bland, but this one is fantastic with carrot, walnut flavors and definitely with the special whole wheat flour mom II brought for us. If you have a chance to buy any flour from a mill, go buy some and see the difference.
Tam Buğday Ekmegi (Cevizli& Havuclu)
Put flour, yeast, salt, milk and yogurt in a large bowl and combine them well. Add grated carrot and crumbled walnut and mix them. Cover it and wait for 1 hour for the dough to rise.
Preheat the oven at 180C.
Sprinkle a little flour on the counter and tranfer the dough on it. Give a shape of a big ball to dough.
Lay a baking sheet on an oven tray and transfer the ball shaped dough on it. Put its bottom upwards as that side is smoother. Gently make squares with a knife and then sprinkle oats on it and put it oven. Bake it for 80 minutes.
Take it from oven and let it rest for at least half an hour before serving.
Whole Wheat Bread
Easy whole wheat bread with carrot and walnuts.
- Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
- 500g whole wheat flour
- 1tbsp dry instant yeast
- 1 ¼ cup milk
- ¾ cup yogurt
- 1tsp salt
- 3 carrots, grated
- 100g walnut, crumbled
- 2 tbsp oat
- Mix flour, yeast, salt, milk and yogurt in a bowl.
- Toss in grated carrot and walnuts. Mix with your hands.
- Cover and let it rest for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 180C.
- Dust the counter with a little flour and shape the bread on it.
- Line an oven tray with baking paper and place the loaf on it.
- Gently make squares with a knife and then sprinkle oats on it and put it oven.
- Bake it for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
- Serving Size: 1 loaf