This Rosemary, Garlic, and Parsley Whole Wheat Bread will fill your house with the amazing aroma of garlic and rosemary when it is baking. It is wonderful for BLTs, and makes wonderful toast.
The dough for this bread comes together easily, and has a very short rise time, making it easy to make in an evening for the next day.
This month, the #BreadBakers were charged with baking bread containing at least half whole grains. These loaves are about 60 percent whole wheat and have a mild whole wheat flavor.
After the recipe, check out the links for the rest of the whole grain (not just wheat) breads from the talented #BreadBakers.
Rosemary, Garlic, and Parsley Whole Wheat Bread
Adapted from Bernard Clayton's New Complete Book of Breads (2006), makes two loaves
3 cups/13.5 ounces whole wheat flour
2 to 2 1/2 cups/8.5 to 10.6 ounces bread flour
4 1/2 tsp instant yeast
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
2 cups/16 ounces warm water (100 to 110 degrees F)
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
3 tbsp minced fresh rosemary
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together one cup of each of the flours, the yeast, salt, and pepper.
- Add the hot water and olive oil and mix with a spoon or spatula until well blended and smooth.
- Add the garlic, parsley, and rosemary and stir.
- Add the rest of the whole wheat flour and one cup of the bread flour.
- Mix with the dough hook for about 8 minutes, adding more flour if necessary (it wasn't for me). The dough should be smooth and elastic, and not sticky. You can also knead this dough by hand.
- Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled, 30 to 60 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Spray two 8 inch by 4 inch loaf pans. Divide the dough in half, and shape into loaves. Place into the pans and cover with a damp towel or oiled plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled, 30 to 60 minutes.
- Uncover the pans and place them on the middle shelf of the oven. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, until the bread is golden brown and hollow sounding when tapped on the bottom.
- Remove the loaves from the pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
#BreadBakers is a group of bread loving bakers who get together once a month to bake bread with a common ingredient or theme. You can see all our of lovely bread by following our Pinterest board right here. Links are also updated after each event on the #BreadBakers home page. We take turns hosting each month and choosing the theme/ingredient. If you are a food blogger and would like to join us, just send an email with your blog URL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a complete list for September's #BreadBakers Whole Grain theme: