Classic 100% Whole Wheat Bread

This whole wheat bread is adapted from King Arthur s Classic 100% Whole Wheat Bread. It should be moist, not dry at all, a must try loaf recipe.


  1. 3 1/2 cups Whole wheat flour
  2. 2 1/2 tsp instant yeast
  3. 1 1/4 tsp salt
  4. 1/4 cup honey
  5. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  6. 1-1/8 cups lukewarm whole milk


  1. In a mixing bowl combine stir and knead until the dough starts to leave the sides of the bowl For easiest kneading let the dough rest for 20-30 minutes to absorb the liquid Adjust its consistency with flour or water as needed
  2. Transfer dough to lightly greased bowl and let rise until doubled about 1-2 hours
  3. Lightly oil your work surface knead and shape it to an 8log place it on a greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2loaf pan Cover it loosely with plastic wrap or clean towel and let it rise until the center has crowned about 1 above the rim of the pan
  4. Towards the end of rising time preheat the oven to 180°C Bake the bread for 35-40 minutes tenting it with aluminum foil after 20 minutes to avoid over browning
  5. Remove the bread from oven and turn it out of the pan Rub the crust with butter which will make a soft and flavorful crust Cool completely before slicing or storing

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