"This whole wheat bread has a really good taste depending on your flour. I think King Arthur® is the best! This bread has cocoa and coffee in it. It can be made by hand, or use your bread machine's dough setting to knead and rise, then bake it in the oven. If you are not feeling bold you can leave out the cocoa and coffee and add some nuts. Have fun! Form into a freehand loaf or place into a greased loaf pan." — TABBIE
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whole wheat flour, or more if needed
1 (.25 ounce) package
rapid rise yeast
instant coffee granules
This is a very good recipe for a simple whole wheat bread. I did follow the recipe completely and did the kneading by hand since I didn't feel like trying my Kitchenaid for such a small batch. The espresso and the cocoa were not discernible to my taste, but I'm sure they added depth of flavor to this bread. I wonder, though, about the cooking temperature. The outside got quite dark in the 20 minutes I baked it, but the inside was still not quite done. I'm not sure covering it would be the answer. I'll make this again and turn down the heat to 375 and give that a try. It was good toasted this morning with a slather of butter and a little extra honey! Thanks, Tabitha!
I will admit, that I was skeptical about the addition of coffee and cocoa. However, after trying the recipe I have to say that this one is a keeper! This makes a moist, dense and flavourful loaf that is great for toasting. I could not detect a coffee/chocolate taste at all. I look forward to making this again.
Re: Temperature. Everyone's oven is different. If you think 400 is too high, lower the temp. My oven runs a tad on the cooler side so I baked this at 375 for 30 mins (checking after 15). It was perfect.
This was pretty simple and came out great! I don't care for hard crust on bread, so I was pleased with how nice and chewy this turned out.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Tabitha's Homemade Wheat Bread
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 21
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