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How to Make Healthy Bread at Home

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Home-made Healthy Bread

Home-made Healthy Bread

Homemade bread is a lot tastier and cheaper than store-purchased bread. Also, it's much healthier because it doesn't contain preservatives!

You may serve these freshly baked pieces of bread with different fillings like a homemade mayonnaise! If you want to make your own mayo, you may follow this step-by-step procedure on how to make homemade mayonnaise. Now, it's time to learn how to bake a healthy bread at home.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

1 hour 10 min

20 min

1 hour 30 min

4

Ingredients

  • 600 grams Wheat Flour
  • 400 grams Bread Flolur
  • 540 grams Water
  • 10 grams Yeast, instant
  • 10 grams Salt
  • 160 grams Sugar
  • 40 grams Milk Powder
  • 60 grams Shortening
  • 1 piece Egg, large
  • 5 grams Bread Improver, optional
  • Oil, Oil Spray or Shortening, lining baking sheet pan

TIP: If you are using an active dry yeast, make sure to dissolve it first in a lukewarm water before adding it.

Utensils

  • 3 Large Bowls (for the ingredients)
  • 7 Small Bowls (for the ingredients)
  • Weighing Scale
  • Baking Sheet
  • Stand or Hand Mixer (optional)
  • Rolling Pin (optional)

Did you know that you can use an empty wine bottle as a rolling pin?

Dough

Dough

Instructions

  1. First, mix first all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then add all the wet ingredients. Make sure to add the shortening last.
  2. Continue mixing until the gluten is fully developed. This can be done with bare hands or with a mixer.
  3. Transfer the dough in a clean bowl. Cover and allow it to rest for about 25 minutes.
  4. Line a baking sheet pan with oil, oil spray, or shortening to prevent bread from sticking.
  5. Scale the dough based on your desire bread size. Start preheating the oven while doing this procedure.
  6. Let the dough rest for additional 10 minutes.
  7. Bake the dough at 180 degrees Celsius or 360 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes.

Did you know that you can still make your own bread at home even without a mixer? Do it manually! It may be time-consuming, but worth the effort.

Another Bread Recipe

  • How to Make Flatbread Without Yeast
    Learn to make this easy flatbread without yeast at home. You will only need four ingredients to enjoy this delicious bread, which will perfectly complement many meals.

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Comments

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on August 02, 2018:

Hi Rajan,

I shared a flat bread without yeast and egg recipe here. Maybe you could give it a try. Check it out on my page! Thank you for dropping by!

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on August 02, 2018:

Somehow I seem to prefer the square sliced bread even if I make it at home. Do you have a recipe for bread made without yeast and egg? Thank you for sharing this recipe.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 06, 2018:

Linda,

Yes, you're right! That's why really like to make my own bread at home because it is more delicious and nutritious too. Though making my home-made bread can be a very tedious task, however, I still enjoy it.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 06, 2018:

Mary,

I do enjoy making my own bread at home especially those with fillings inside. A lot cheaper than the ones I buy in the store. For the bread improver, I see a slight difference using this recipe of mine. But if you will try to increase the amount like what other commercial establishments do, it will certainly help to minimize the cost and to improve the size.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on July 06, 2018:

I don't eat homemade bread very often, but I always enjoy it when I do. It tastes much nicer than the bread that I buy in stores. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on July 06, 2018:

I love home made bread and sometimes, do up some. I have never used bread improver. I wonder if it really makes a difference.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on July 06, 2018:

Miebakagh,

You can adjust the sugar. But I won't really recommend it since that's only 2/3 of a cup. Did you know that the more you rest the dough the fluffier the bread is? Thanks for dropping by!

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on July 06, 2018:

Hi, dcuan I sometimes made bread for the family. But don't you think 160gm of sugar is too much? We had to be careful of high blood pressure. Your receipt reminds me of letting the dough rest for 30 minutes. Thanks.