This whole wheat Dutch oven bread is ultra simple to make, you will simply need time. All you need is four ingredients and a Dutch oven. It is rich in fibers with whole wheat flour while having a delicious taste of bread coming out of the bakery.
I found yeast! You can’t imagine my joy when I finally found yeast packages after going to several stores. It had been several weeks since it was impossible to find one. Everyone had to jump on it to make their own bread. To tell the truth, they were right. The good bread you bought ready-to-eat is no longer so easy to find! I used to buy whole grain bread at Wegmans. It was made on site and was delicious. Unfortunately, the store had to close all the catering space and drastically reduce bread making. So it became impossible to find this bread that I loved so much!
Now that I have yeast, I can prepare my own bread. Do you know what the advantages of a homemade bread are at this time? The first is the happiness to make your own bread. It is a real pride! The second is that it is a pleasant activity that occupies us! Yes. The notion of time has changed a lot. You have to do things differently so you don’t get bored.
I was watching the Anne with an E show when it all started to get serious and I was fascinated by their way of life which was real. Around 1890, if you lived in the countryside (which was to be hoped for with the conditions in the city), you did everything yourself. Every cake, bread, cookies, everything was homemade. You wanted milk? Well, you had a cow. You liked carrots? So you had to grow carrots. In reality, I find it the most beautiful thing: to be in tune with nature and above all, not to waste anything!
I don’t know how this unique moment in history will end, but I hope that humanity will understand that we must change. We must take this as a warning and change many things in our way of life. I don’t think we should cut ourselves off from any technology, but maybe enjoy things a little more simply and consume in a more responsible way in accordance with nature.
Let’s go back to this whole wheat dutch oven bread. There are a lot of recipes in this version of bread right now. It is indeed a simple way to make good bread. However, I didn’t want to make white bread. I’m more like eating whole breads with seeds. Because I wanted it simple, I made a whole wheat loaf. In order for it to growth, I made a mixture of whole wheat flour and bread flour that is richer in gluten and therefore allows a bigger loaf.
Why the Dutch oven? The baker have ovens much hotter and perforating than what we have at home. The Dutch oven makes it possible to heat the bread at a higher temperature but especially close to the bread. He is therefore caught in the heat quickly and cannot spread out while cooking (it had already happened to me, it is very disappointing). You will therefore have a nice round bread and not a flatbread.
If you don’t find my bread very airy, that’s normal. It is partly due to the whole wheat flour which does not allow to make as many air bubbles as a white flour and more refined. To make the bread, I was inspired by Tasty’s technique with their video of a Dutch Oven Bread. I advise you to be inspired, it is very useful.
I hope you enjoy this whole wheat dutch oven bread and you will test it in these difficult times. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me by email or Instagram, I will answer them with pleasure! I wish you all the best! I wish you and your loved ones good health and safety.Print
- 2 cups warm water
- 2 1/4 tsp (1 packet) instant yeast
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 3/4 cup bread flour
- 1 3/4 tsp salt
- Olive oil
- Pour cold water into a glass bowl. Put 30 seconds on the microwave and mix with your fingers. Add the yeast and stir. Let for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl, mix the two flours with the salt, make a hole in the centre. Pour the water with the yeast and simply mix with your hands so that the flour and water are combined. No need to knead, just get a dough. Without changing the bowl dough, cover with a clean cloth and let grow 2 hours.
- After two hours, with your fist, lightly crush the center to get the air out and take back all sides on the center. Cover again and let it grow for 1h30 to 2h.
- After this time, form a ball by folding the ends on the bottom. Place the dough ball in a clean bowl with a little olive oil on the sides and flour, cover. Place your Dutch Oven in your oven and preheat to 450°F for 45 minutes.
- When this time is over, take your Dutch oven out of the oven and place your dough in it by putting the bottom of the dough on top. Cover and place in the oven for 45 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the li and let it 15 more minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool 30 minutes before serving.