Easy whole wheat bread made using Kitchenaid mixer

Easy Whole Wheat Bread

Easy Whole Wheat Bread

This is the easiest bread recipe you’ll find. There are only a handful of ingredients and the recipe is very forgiving.

I have mostly used wheat for grinding into flour for biscuits, pancakes and corn bread. This was my first attempt at bread from scratch. The results were perfect and the recipe gave me two generous loaves so I was able to share one with my neighbors who also loved it. Now my neighbor is looking to get a grain mill for herself so she can bake great whole grain bread at home.

I used our Kitchenaid mixer to do most of the work. This saved time time and effort but if you don’t have one you can do this all by hand.

The prep time below does not include time spent letting the bread rise, oven heat up or the overhead of me filming everything and talking about it for my youtube video (scroll to the bottom of the page for the video).

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Easy whole wheat bread made using Kitchenaid mixer
 
Recipe type: Bread
 
Ingredients
  • 24 ounces hard red wheat berries
  • 24 ounces hard white wheat berries
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 cups 110 degree water
  • little oil (I used olive oil) to grease the bowl and pan
Instructions
  1. Measure out 24 ounces of hard red and white wheat and put into a bowl for sorting (this will total 48 ounces which is more then I say in the video but I needed extra. This should cover it)
  2. Put wheat berries on a plate and search for stones discarding any you find. Put only enough wheat that when you shake the plate you end up with a single layer. The stones will be either black or grey.
    Sort through wheat berries for stones

    Sort through wheat berries for stones

  3. Once all stones are removed turn the dial on the WonderMill to bread, turn on the WonderMill and pour wheat berries into hopper. It takes about three minutes to grind.
    Pour wheat into hopper

    Pour wheat into hopper

  4. After flour is ground assembly all the ingredients and move over to the mixer. Add four (4) cups of flour to the mixer and then add the salt, yeast and sugar.
  5. Mix the ingredients until equally incorporated and then add four (4) cups 110 degree water while the mixer is mixing.
    Add water to dry goods

    Add water to dry goods and mix

  6. Next you are going to add flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl while the mixer continues to mix.
    Add flour until it pulls from the sides of the bowl

    Add flour until it pulls from the sides of the bowl

  7. Once the dough pulls away from sides change to the dough hook on your mixer
    Swap mixer for dough hook

    Swap mixer for dough hook

  8. Continue mixing with the dough hook and adding flour a little at a time until it again pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
    Mix until dough pulls away from the sides

    Mix until dough pulls away from the sides

  9. Once the dough hook pulls the dough from the sides you are ready to let the dough rise. It is better to error on a little less flour (and resulting with doughier dough) then more as you can get a loaf brick with too much flour.
  10. Using the mixing bowl remove the dough from the bowl into a temporary container and add a little oil to the bowl to keep the dough from sticking
    add oil to rising bowl

    add oil to rising bowl

  11. Place the dough in the mixing bowl and cover. Allow the dough to rise until it has doubled in size.
    Allow dough to rise

    Allow dough to rise

  12. My rise time was about 20 minutes but it will vary.
    Risen dough

    Risen dough

  13. Once risen push the dough down and replace dough hook and kneed for under a minute
    Use dough hook to kneed dough

    Use dough hook to kneed dough

  14. Next take a cookie sheet ( I used a stoneware one) and lightly oil
    Oil stone before baking

    Oil stone before baking

  15. Place dough on cookie sheet, cut into two loaves and score the top
    Cut Loaves and score top

    Cut Loaves and score top

  16. Heat oven to 410 degrees. allowing dough to rise on the stove while the oven heats
  17. Place cookie sheet in the oven for approximately 30 minutes
  18. Remove the cookie sheet when the top is a nice golden brown and enjoy
    Finished loaves hot from the oven

    Finished loaves hot from the oven


About BuffCleb

My Blog, http://www.bethnchris.com and related youtube page, http://youtube.com/buffcleb have chronicled my off-grid cabin & living, outdoors activities, related projects and getting back to basics with my food. Like so many people today I live and work in a modern world surrounded by walls. Walls might confine me but they don't define me.

My youtube/blog has a wide audience, ranging from the prepping / survival community to the back to the landers / free spirt. I believe there is a common drive by a large part of population thats confined by walls to get our hands dirty and do things like our forefathers did. So while my audience varies greatly in their motivation I celebrate that common drive.

Over the past year I have expanded my exploration to getting back to basics with food. I have always gardened but was not a cook and relied on my wife to take care of that. Even with the garden most everything we ate came from a box. It still does but I'm trying to simplify and get my food from sources that at least resemble there natural form. It is a path though and I have a only just begun it. Cooking with whole grains is one of those first steps.

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I have completed the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge and was asked to write a little something about my experience doing it.

Reading the recipes on this site shows there is some great talent out there. I tried to come from a different direction. My recipes are simple enough that even a beginner can attempt them and have a good chance of success which will motivate you to try new things. I know for me this was the case.

Working with raw wheat berries was also a joy. I brought several friends loaves of fresh bread made with wheat I ground not 10 minutes before preparation and they all commented about the taste... and the ease of using the WonderMill added only a couple of minutes to the prep time. Several of those friends have ordered a WonderMill after trying our bread.

All and all this was a great experience and I enjoyed doing it. Using the WonderMill created a superior product to what I could get from stores and was affordable. I'd encourage anyone interested in backing with whole wheat to get one

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One Response to Easy whole wheat bread made using Kitchenaid mixer

  1. Gayle Armer says:

    I just made the whole wheat bread. I used whole wheat flour since I don’t have a grinder. For a novice bread maker, I think clarification on the amount of flour should be made. 4 cups plus additional for adding during mixing probably should be written into the recipe. Since I am an experienced bread baker I knew with 4 cups water and 4 cups flour in the recipe would involve adding more flour during mixing. Overall, this is delicious bread and I love the texture. This is definitely a keeper for my recipe box of favorites

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