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WWF/APF Bread

Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, French, Indian
Servings 1 Loaf

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g Whole Wheat Flour
  • 100 g All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Sugar or Jaggery
  • 2 tbsp Milk Powder
  • 1 tsp Dry Active Yeast
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Milk for Milk Wash
  • 1 tsp Sunflower, Sesame and Pumpkin

Instructions
 

  • Take 1/4 cup of lukewarm water and dissolve sugar or jaggery to it. Mix yeast and keep it aside for 10 minutes to bubble. This step is to check if the yeast is alive or not. If the yeast doesn't bubble, it means your yeast is not working and you have to change it.
  • In a big bowl, mix all the ingredients except butter and add the bubbled yeast water.
  • Keep it covered for 5 minutes.
  • Start kneading it gently adding butter. You can transfer it to the kitchen counter and keep kneading till the dough is soft and pliable. This will take around 8-10 minutes.
  • Allow the dough to rest in an oiled bowl. Cover it with a wet towel or cling film. The first rise usually takes 60 to 80 minutes depending on the temperature.
  • Gently deflate the dough and spread it on the counter with the rolling pin or hands. Make a tight log by folding from the shorter side.
  • Grease a loaf tin and keep the log with seams facing down.
  • Now rest it for a second rise for about 40 minutes. Cover the loaf tin with a wet towel or a shower cap.
  • Preheat the oven at 200 C for 10 minutes.
  • Give the loaf a milk wash before putting it in the oven. Sprinkle the seeds. Bake for 20 minutes at 200 C and then reduce the temperature to 190 C. Bake it for another 15-20 minutes. Cover the bread with aluminium foil after half time if its getting brown.
  • Cool it on a wire rack after baking. To store, wrap it in cling film.

Notes

Add water gradually while making the dough.Different quality of wheat flour absorb different quantity of water.
Rising time may vary depending upon the temperature in the kitchen.
You can change the proportion of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour.
The dough should be kneaded gently for 8-10 minutes. Don't try to skip it.
Baking time may vary.