Special Whole Wheat Bread
This bread has a moist, soft crumb and additional protein from cottage cheese.
Yield: 1 loaf
Medium loaf (1½ lb. bread machine)
- 3 Tbsp water
- ¾ cup milk
- ¼ cup cottage cheese
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1½ tsp salt
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 cups bread flour
- 2¼ tsp (one package, ¼ oz) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
Large loaf (2 lb. bread machine)
- ¼ cup water
- 1 cup milk
- ¼ cup, plus 1 Tbsp cottage cheese
- 2 Tbsp, plus 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp salt
- 1⅓ cups whole wheat flour
- 2⅔ cups bread flour
- 1 Tbsp (one and one-third packages, ¼oz each) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
Bread Machine Method:
- Have liquid ingredients at 80°F and all other ingredients at room temperature. Place ingredients in pan in the order specified in your owner’s manual. Select basic cycle and medium/normal crust. Do not use delay timer. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, ½ to 1 Tbsp at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 Tbsp of flour at a time. When bread is done baking, take loaf out of pan and let cool on wire rack before slicing. See our Bread Machine section for more helpful tips and information.
- Use ingredient amounts listed for medium loaf, combine yeast, 1 cup bread flour, and salt. Combine liquids, including cottage cheese, and heat to 120°-130°F.
- Hand-Held Mixer Method: Combine dry mixture and liquid ingredients in mixing bowl on low speed. Beat 2 to 3 minutes on medium speed. By hand, stir in whole wheat flour and enough remaining bread flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface 5 to 7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Use additional flour if necessary. Continue with Rising, Shaping and Baking section below.
- Stand Mixer Method: Combine dry mixture and liquid ingredients in mixing bowl with paddle or beaters for 4 minutes on medium speed. Gradually add whole wheat flour and remaining bread flour and knead with dough hook(s) 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Use additional flour if necessary. Continue with Rising, Shaping and Baking section below.
- Food Processor Method: Put dry mixture in processing bowl with steel blade. While motor is running, add liquid ingredients. Process until mixed. Continue processing, adding whole wheat flour and remaining bread flour until dough forms a ball. Continue with Rising, Shaping and Baking section below.
Rising, Shaping and Baking
- Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 14 x 7- inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and taper ends to seal. Place in greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.
- You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use ½ tsp Instant yeast (or ¾ tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.
- Recipe featured at Live Simply.
Due to the low volume of this loaf, the medium recipe can be used in a small machine.