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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

50 % Wheat Flour Bread

Its cold here and I so wanted to bake some bread but was in thought bcoz of the cold weather here It was tough for me . So the day when the baking bug bit me  and so i started and making my home warmer thought of baking the bread which was challenged by Rachana of  Second Helping which was a perfectly made spongy bread. They where too good I will be to making them again and again :) Thank you so much rachana for sharing wonderful bread recipe. 

As the name specifies its made with 50 % whole wheat and rest is maida/ ALP flour . This bread is a perfect daily bread which just is  so so soft and fantastic to make sandwiches , or just to toast them spread some butter and enjoy. They are so very soft like pillow  which will make you try them again and again . I have made lot breads and this is one of my from all . Linking this here -  Spicy Treats is hosting a new event named " Love 2 bake" ..Now quickly we will move on to the recipe..

Recipe source - Second Helping


Maida/ All purpose flour - 1 cup
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Yeast -  14 g / 4 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 2tsp
Salt - 2 tsp
Margarine - 2 tsp
Butter - 1-2 tbsp
Water - 1 cup

  • Sieve wheat flour and maida in a bowl  add salt and mix them well .
  • Heat water in a microwave for 40 sec , add sugar and sprinkle yeast on it.
  • Keep them a side for 10 - 15 mins till the yeast gets activated and  you see some foamy bubbles in them.
  • Now add this yeast water to the flour and make a soft and elastic dough.
  • At first it might be a little sticky but after kneading for a while it should be a very soft dough. 
  • Lightly flour the work surface drop the dough and knead them well by stretching  and pulling the dough well .
  • Throw them and knead the on the work surface for 10 - 15 mins . Roll the dough .
  • In a greased bowl transfer the dough and greased the a bit on the surface . Cover with a cloth and rest them for 20- 30 min  till they double in size ( This depends on the weather  how warm it is ).
  • Once the dough doubles in size punch them and knead them once . Then roll the dough using rolling pin and fold the side from both corners.
  • Pinch the folded seam part and shape them in loaf form and transfer them to a greased loaf pan the seam side ,Brush a little milk and  and keep the covered in warm place for second proving .
  • It might take 30 - 45 mins .
  • Pre heat the oven at 220 F .
  • Once the dough doubles in size brush some milk on the surface and bake them for 30 - 40 mins till you see a Golden brown crust.
  • Brush a little butter after they are done and transfer the dough on a wire rack to cool .
  • Cool them for 2-3 hours before slicing to get clean cut.
  • Enjoy this super spongy and soft bread  with some fruit jam spread or toasted or for sandwich.

Sending to Jagruti's Potluck party 


  1. Hi Manjula...first time have a amazing blog with stunning pictures and delicious recipes...
    Happy to follow you and visit me when you get time..

  2. very soft and yummy sandwich bread! you have baked them perfectly, thanks manju for sending it to love2bake!

  3. wow, lovely,delicious looking and super soft

  4. this looks really soft... i've been wanting to bake bread for quite some time, but haven't got the guts to do it... urs is really tempting me...

  5. Bread has come out really well and soft...

  6. perfectly baked.. looks so nice.. :)

  7. Bread looks perfect!! Fluffy and soft..

  8. perfectly baked lovely bread :)

  9. the recipe looks stunning ... i dont prefer using yeast in my foods.. can u plz tell me an alternative for that ? thanks in advance :)

    1. Yeast plays a very vital role in making the bread spongy and soft . I would say for this particular recipe you might not get the exact results if you substitute them with other ingredient.. I have made soda bread which doesn't require any yeast.. you can chk here
      Usually for no yeast bread Baking powder is substituted but they might not be as spongy as with yeast but still Yes you can make bread without using yeast by using baking pd , those bread doesn't need any rising or kneading they can be prepared in jiffy . Thank you , Hope this helps :)

    2. thanks manjula for the detailed comment :) that helps me better .. :)


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