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Brown Bread

Makes: 1 Brown Bread    Oven: 200 °C / 400 °F
Preparation Time: 1 hour 30 minutes    Baking Time: 30 – 35 minutes

Ingredients

500 g Brown bread flour ( 4 x 250 ml / 4 cups )
10 ml Salt ( 2 tsp )
10 ml Sugar ( 2 tsp )
10 g Anchor Instant Yeast ( 1 packet )
30 ml Oil ( 2 tbsp )
330 ml Lukewarm water ( ± 1⅓ cups )

Method

  1. Mix the brown bread flour, salt and sugar together. Add the Anchor Instant Yeast and mix.
  2. Mix the oil and the lukewarm water together and add enough lukewarm water to the flour mixture to form a soft dough.
  3. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic, cover with greased plastic and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Knock the dough down, pat into a rectangle, making sure the width is the length of the bread pan.
  5. Roll up into an oblong bread and place onto a greased baking tray, OR roll the dough up and place, seal towards the bottom, into a greased 1.5-litre-bread pan.
  6. Cover with greased plastic and allow to rise in a warm place until double in volume, about 30 minutes.
  7. Brush with water and bake in a preheated oven at 200 °C / 400 °F for 30 – 35 minutes.
  8. Tap the top of the bread with the knuckles, a hollow sound indicates that the bread is baked.
Brown Bread