Brown Bread

All the time needed to bake your personal Brown Bread at house with none trouble? You’re on the proper place as this Brown Bread recipe goes to show you into an excellent bread baker! With step-by-step photographs and all of your main queries/considerations answered, I’m certain you’ll solely have enjoyable now onwards everytime you need to make a Brown Bread at house. Additionally, as a result of there’s no comparability of a house cooked meals product/dish versus a retailer purchased one. Happiness certainly is home made!

sliced brown bread with knife on bamboo chopping board.

About Brown Bread Recipe

As everyone knows Brown Bread is without doubt one of the most eaten variant of bread all around the world. It’s normally made with extra parts of complete wheat flour combined with all-purpose flour.

To present a deeper shade of brown, typically coloring substances like caramel or molasses are additionally added within the commercially ready brown bread.

However don’t that Brown Bread is totally different from Whole Wheat Bread because the latter is just made with Entire Wheat Flour and doesn’t include all-purpose flour.

This Brown Bread recipe, ends in a delicate, mild and nice textured bread. I’ve used a mix of complete wheat flour and all-purpose flour in a ratio of 1:3 for this Brown Bread recipe.

You possibly can go forward and tweak this proportion to a half-half and even 2:1. I attempted the Garlic Bread with an analogous ratio of two:1 of those two flours and that additionally got here out very well.

homemade vegan brown bread, sliced

When you bake this Brown Bread at house, you’ll give-in to baking and can nearly overlook shopping for it from the market.

Watching the bread getting baked, rising and shining completely is not only a feel-good issue however is intimidating to many.

To not overlook, the beautiful aroma of the baked Brown Bread enveloping your complete home is supreme, in actual fact magical!

This Brown Bread recipe will certainly show you how to to beat your bread baking fears and grasp the artwork of creating an ideal one at house.

Baking an entire meal bread with 100% complete wheat flour or complete meal flour ends in a dense bread with a nutty taste.

In an effort to get the suitable mild texture and style, you have to add some flour with glutinous properties like all-purpose flour, particularly in India the place gluten powder will not be accessible simply.

Thus, this Brown Bread recipe offers you precisely what is required to get that apt texture and mouthfeel.

soft whole wheat bread slices

Bread Baking Fundamentals

There are few bread baking fundamentals that when you get them proper, will make you a professional baker. I cowl them one after the other beneath. Right here I reply the queries and doubts which I principally get on bread baking.

Yeast and Flour

It’s a incontrovertible fact that utilizing premium high quality substances, together with yeast and flours, will lead to the very best model of your baked Brown Bread.

Attempt to go for an natural model as there are not any impurities in it. I’ve used a great high quality dry yeast, natural stone floor complete wheat flour and an natural all-purpose flour as effectively.

For the yeast you’ll be able to choose to make use of dry lively yeast, recent yeast or on the spot yeast to make this Brown Bread recipe.

Observe this conversion: 1 teaspoon on the spot yeast = 1.5 teaspoon lively dry yeast = 1 tablespoon recent yeast.

Understand that dry lively yeast and recent yeast must be activated in heat water. However for immediate yeast (or fast rise yeast), it may be merely be combined with the flours and different substances and kneaded to a dough.

Proofing, Leavening and Temperatures

I all the time try to use dry lively yeast for baking. So, when utilizing it, it’s important to activate it in heat water first. The temperature vary for this heat water needs to be between 40 to 46 levels C or 105 to 115 levels F.

A a lot decrease or larger vary of temperature hampers the method of yeast activation. You should utilize a thermometer to test the temperature of the water.

Baking requires a number of precision in each ingredient that goes in a selected recipe. So, if the yeast doesn’t proof, then I like to recommend you to discard the combination and start once more.

If it nonetheless doesn’t proof, then the yeast has reached its expiry date. Therefore, test earlier than you begin with the method.

Whereas utilizing dry lively yeast, it’s important to enable the Brown Bread dough to rise/leaven twice. Firstly, in a bowl and later within the baking pan.

In an effort to have an ideal leavened/risen dough, you have to preserve it in a heat temperature. So, when you keep in a spot with chilly local weather, then use your oven or the Instantaneous Pot to take action.

Preheat your oven to 49 to 66 levels C or 120 to 150 levels F for 10 to 12 minutes. Flip off the oven, place the Brown Bread dough inside and preserve it there until it doubles in measurement.

Keep in mind to take away the bread from the oven earlier than you once more preheat the oven for baking. All this would possibly sound cumbersome and requiring an excessive amount of efforts, however then the fruits of endurance are principally candy.

Word that when leavened the dough with on the spot yeast, the time taken to double will probably be much less as in contrast when utilizing lively dry yeast or recent yeast.

Kneading The Dough

I’ve used the KitchenAid mixer to knead the dough. Nonetheless, it’s also possible to knead it in a meals processor or by hand.

The directions for each these are talked about within the recipe particulars beneath. If utilizing every other stand mixer, meals processor or bread machine, then be sure that to observe the producer’s directions as effectively.

If kneading by hand, then knead for a great 10 to 12 minutes. The dough needs to be pliable, delicate and stretch simply.

Simply be persistent, observe the steps rigorously for a assured satisfaction on the finish.

Step-by-Step Information

How one can make Brown Bread

Proof Yeast and Knead Dough

1. Heat 1 cup water in a pan or microwave. Add 1 tablespoon sugar and 1.5 teaspoons dry lively yeast (or 1 teaspoon on the spot yeast) and stir.

Let this combination stay undisturbed. After 10 minutes, the combination will grow to be bubbly and frothy.

mixing sugar and yeast in water to activate the mixture

2. On velocity 1 of KitchenAid mixer, combine 1 teaspoon edible rock salt (or 1 teaspoon common salt) with 2.25 cups all-purpose flour and ¾ cup complete wheat flour for some seconds.

mixing salt, all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour in mixer

3. Now add the frothy yeast combination, 2 tablespoons oil (or 2 tablespoons melted butter), some heat water and on velocity 2, combine the dough.

adding activated yeast mixture, oil, warm water to flour mixture

4. Proceed on velocity 2 for a few minutes, until the dough begins to return collectively.

kneading dough in mixer

5. After 2 minutes, that is how the dough seems.

prepared brown bread dough in mixer

6. Test the dough. If it feels dry, add some heat water. It if feels sticky, add some flour. When the dough is absolutely kneaded, cease the mixer. You must have a clean and pliable dough.

Beneath picture is of the dough after 4 minutes. Stretch a small piece of dough between your fingers into a skinny sheet. If it doesn’t tear, it signifies that the dough is effectively kneaded.

prepared brown bread dough in mixer

Leaven Dough

7. Rub some oil or water on the entire dough. Put in a bowl (I used the identical KitchenAid bowl), cowl with a kitchen towel and preserve in a heat place for the dough to leaven.

rubbing oil on prepared brown bread dough, keeping for leavening

8. After 2 to three hours, the dough will rise. I stored the dough a tad longer (for 3½ hours) because of a cooler temperature right here on today.

risen brown bread dough

Form Bread Dough

9. Punch or knock again the dough with mild palms and knead flippantly.

punching brown bread dough lightly

10. Roll the dough right into a log form.

rolling brown bread dough into a log

11. Seal the perimeters of the dough on each side.

sealing edges on both sides of brown bread dough

12. Place the dough log in a greased or parchment lined loaf pan (9×5 inches) with the sealed edges down.

placing dough log in greased loaf pan with sealed edges down

13. Preserve coated for 35 to 40 minutes or 1 hour for the dough log to rise. This time could fluctuate in keeping with the temperature at a given place. I stored for an hour.

keeping the dough log for rising

Bake Brown Bread

14. Earlier than baking, preheat the oven to 180 levels C or 375 levels F. With a serrated knife, make a cross on the highest of the dough.

making a cross on risen dough log

15. You possibly can brush the loaf with some plant based mostly milk or soy milk if you would like. Bake within the oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until the bread browns from the highest and if you faucet on it, it sounds hole.

baked brown bread

16. Look ahead to 3 to five minutes. Then whereas the bread continues to be sizzling, take away the bread with the assistance of mittens/gloves from the loaf pan. Permit the Brown Bread to chill to room temperature on a wire rack or tray.

cooling the brown bread on wire rack

17. Slice and serve the Brown Bread instantly or preserve it in a bread field. It’s advisable to retailer the Brown Bread in a fridge in sizzling and humid international locations or international locations with excessive climate circumstances like India. This manner, it stays longer.

This Brown Bread can be utilized to make Bread Pakora, Veg Sandwich, Cheese Sandwich, Bread Roll and plenty of different dishes that require bread.

sliced brown bread, sliced homemade vegan brown bread

My Baking Journey

I nonetheless take into consideration the times once I had simply began baking, was impatient and creating a number of errors in opposition to as we speak, once I’m assured with my baking recipes which lead to nice merchandise.

I might say that in case you are even a bit taken with baking, take it up severely as a result of it’s one type of cooking which is a remedy in itself. All that kneading, stretching, and so forth. does calm the thoughts and soul.

Plus, the cleansing that follows after is a good train for the physique! To not overlook, when you find yourself with a beautiful baked product at house, the happiness is unparalleled.  

Regardless of having tried my palms in efficiently baking artisan breads, buns, rolls, and so forth. over time, I get pleasure from making baked items for me and my household at house even as we speak. I believe I’ve come a great distance.

However there’s nonetheless a lot extra to attain or ‘bake,’ as ‘this world’ is ever-expanding! I goal to develop and recreate increasingly more recipes for my weblog, so that you just all can get to baking your personal stunning stuff in your kitchen.

Alongwith this Brown Bread recipe, additionally, you will discover different recipes right here (listed beneath) for a few of the hottest baked items/dishes. I say, give all of them a attempt!  

Skilled Suggestions

  1. High quality substances: Spend money on finest, premium high quality/natural substances for a top-class baked bread. Make certain all of the substances are inside the expiry date.
  2. Yeast activation: When utilizing dry lively yeast, be sure that to dissolve it in heat water (43 to 46 levels C or 110 to 115 levels F) to correctly activate it. The yeast gained’t be activated if the water is just too chilly. Whether it is too sizzling, the yeast might be cooked. You possibly can substitute the dry lively yeast with both on the spot or recent yeast as effectively. Observe this conversion: 1 teaspoon on the spot yeast = 1.5 teaspoon lively dry yeast = 1 tablespoon recent yeast.
  3. Kneading: Keep in mind to knead your dough effectively. If kneading by hand, spend at-least 10 to 12 minutes doing so. To test the doneness of the dough, flatten and stretch a small piece of dough into a skinny sheet/layer. If it doesn’t tear or break, it signifies that the dough is effectively kneaded. You possibly can add much less or extra water relying on the standard of flour. The time taken for the ultimate dough log to rise could fluctuate from place to position. Preserve it coated accordingly.
  4. Baking: The time taken to bake the bread could fluctuate from oven to oven as no two ovens are the identical. If the floor of the bread begins browning whereas baking, then cowl it with an aluminium foil or parchment paper. To test the doneness of the cooked bread, be sure that the bread is effectively browned from the highest. Additionally, faucet on it. If it sounds hole, it’s completed. You possibly can refrigerate the leavened dough and use it the following day.
  5. Storing: Finest approach to retailer the Brown Bread is to refrigerate it. This manner it stays good for longer, particularly in international locations with a sizzling and humid/excessive local weather like India.
  6. Variations: Add selection to your bread recipe, divide in elements and use them to make scrumptious dinner rolls. Add some herbs (recent or dried) to make a aromatic herbed bread. Water will be changed with milk (dairy or vegan) for a milk bread. Embrace some extra sugar, nuts, berries, dry fruits for a candy bread.
  7. Scalable recipe: A big batch of two to three loaves will be made by simply scaling this recipe.
  8. Be affected person and have enjoyable: There’s a number of time that may go into resting and ready whereas the dough rises and the loaf bakes. Keep away from the urge to hurry and you’ll be rewarded with the fluffiest, most tender and tastiest home made bread.


Can I make this Brown Bread in a microwave?

Sure, the Brown Bread will be baked within the convection mode of microwave on the identical temperature talked about within the recipe particulars. Additionally, microwave doesn’t have a rack possibility. So, preserve the baking pan on the glass flip plate.

Can I bake this Brown Bread with recent or on the spot yeast as a substitute of dry lively yeast?

Sure, you’ll be able to. Observe this conversion: 1 teaspoon on the spot yeast = 1.5 teaspoon lively dry yeast = 1 tablespoon recent yeast.

How can I test whether or not my Brown Bread is absolutely baked or no?

If the Brown Bread is effectively browned from the highest and sounds hole when tapped on, it means it’s absolutely baked or cooked.

Can I bake this bread with the risen dough the following day?

Sure, you’ll be able to. Make certain to refrigerate the leavened dough if not baking on the identical day.

What ought to I do if the floor of my bread begins browning whereas baking?

You possibly can cowl the bread with an aluminium foil or butter paper on this case.

Can I add eggs on this recipe?

Sure, you’ll be able to. However in case you are including eggs, you then’ll have to cut back the amount of water.

What might be the explanation of my bread being heavy and having the scent of yeast?

A lot of the instances, heaviness in bread is as a result of yeast not getting proofed effectively. The scent might be as a result of high quality. Thus, attempt utilizing a great high quality yeast.

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brown bread recipe

Brown Bread Recipe

Tender, mild and fluffy Brown Bread made with all-purpose flour, complete wheat flour and yeast. This vegan Brown Bread has the right crust, crumb and makes for beautiful toasts or bread snacks.

4.74 from 23 votes

Prep Time 4 minutes

Cook dinner Time 40 minutes

Whole Time 44 minutes

Proofing yeast

  • Heat 1 cup of water in a pan or within the microwave. The water needs to be lukewarm and never sizzling.

  • Add sugar and dry lively yeast.

  • Stir to mix and let the yeast activate.

  • This normally takes about 10 to 12 minutes.

Kneading dough in a bowl

  • Sieve each the flours with salt in a big huge bowl or a big tray.

  • Add the proofed yeast and oil.

  • Combine all of the substances.

  • Then start to knead the dough.

  • If the dough feels sticky, add some flour.

  • If it feels dry, add some water.

  • Proceed to knead for 10 to 12 minutes or till you get a clean, supple dough which when stretched would not tear.

Kneading in a KitchenAid mixer

  • Add the flour and salt within the bowl.

  • On velocity 1, combine the flour and salt for some seconds.

  • Add the yeast combination and oil and on velocity 2 knead the dough.

  • Proceed kneading for two minutes and test the dough.

  • If it feels dry, add some heat water.

  • If it feels sticky, add some flour.

  • Proceed kneading additional for two to three minutes on velocity 2 or until you get a clean and pliable dough.

Leavening dough

  • Rub oil or water all around the dough and preserve in a coated bowl to leaven for two to three hours.

  • After 2 to three hours, take away the dough. Punch or knock again the dough with mild palms and knead flippantly.

  • Roll a single log of the dough.

  • Tuck the perimeters down on each side of the dough log.

  • Place the dough log in a greased loaf pan (9×5 inches) with the tucked edges dealing with downwards.

  • Cowl the loaf pan and let the dough leaven for 40 minutes or 1 hour.

Baking Brown Bread

  • Preheat oven to 180 levels C or 350 levels F.

  • Bake the loaf for 35 to 40 minutes or till the bread is effectively browned on prime and sounds hole when tapped.

  • Look ahead to 3 to five minutes. Whereas nonetheless sizzling, then utilizing oven mittens, take away the loaf from the pan. Place the bread on a wire rack or tray to chill to room temperature.

  • Slice and serve the Brown Bread or refrigerate for later use.

  1. If not baking on the identical day, the leavened dough will be refrigerated.
  2. The leftover baked bread will be wrapped in a foil or cling movie and refrigerated.
  3. The recipe will be doubled.
  4. The bread can be baked within the convection mode of microwave oven on the identical temperature talked about within the recipe particulars.
  5. If the floor of the bread begins browning whereas baking, then cowl it with an aluminium foil or parchment paper.

Vitamin Details

Brown Bread Recipe

Quantity Per Serving

Energy 136 Energy from Fats 27

% Every day Worth*

Fats 3g5%

Saturated Fats 0.3g2%

Polyunsaturated Fats 0.3g

Monounsaturated Fats 2g

Sodium 196mg9%

Potassium 54mg2%

Carbohydrates 24g8%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 1IU0%

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.2mg13%

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1mg6%

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 2mg10%

Vitamin B6 0.04mg2%

Vitamin C 0.001mg0%

Vitamin E 1mg7%

Vitamin Ok 0.3µg0%

Calcium 7mg1%

Vitamin B9 (Folate) 50µg13%

Iron 1mg6%

Magnesium 16mg4%

Phosphorus 53mg5%

Zinc 0.4mg3%

* P.c Every day Values are based mostly on a 2000 calorie food regimen.

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This Brown Bread recipe from the weblog archives first printed in March 2013 has been up to date and republished on December 2022.


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