Wholewheat Bake (recipe)

wholewheat bake

This post for Wholewheat Bake was originally published on October 13, 2006. It has been updated twice since then.

Bake is a popular breakfast bread here in Trinidad. Hearty by nature, its heavy crumb it keeps you feeling satisfied for hours. Especially when taken with a savory topping. Here, my version raises the fiber content through a healthy dose of wholewheat flour. Be sure to pay attention to the resting time and icy water, it’s necessary for tender results 🙂

Wholewheat Bake

Ingredients:
1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 oz butter (or margarine)
1 1/2 oz vegetable shortening
1 cup ice cold water


Method:

1. Sift white flour with the baking powder and salt

2. Rub in the fats
3. Slowly add the water to make a smooth dough (dough will be sticky at this point)
4. Begin to incorporate enough wholewheat flour to make a smooth, dry, but elastic dough. Knead well.
5. Shape the dough into a bowl and allow to rest for 60 minutes
6. Preheat oven to 400F
7. After 1 hour, place dough onto floured board
8. Roll to a thickness of 3/4″ to 1″

9. Place dough onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes
10. Serve hot, cut into wedges.

 

makes 4 – 6 slices

wholewheatbake

Wholewheat Bake

Bake is a popular breakfast bread here in Trinidad. Hearty by nature, its heavy crumb keeps you feeling satisfied for hours.
Servings 6 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 oz butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 oz vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup ice cold water

Instructions
 

  • Sift white flour with the baking powder and salt
    1 cup white flour, 3 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt
  • Rub in the fats
    3 oz butter, 1 1/2 oz vegetable shortening
  • Slowly add the water to make a smooth dough (dough will be sticky at this point)
    1 cup ice cold water
  • Begin to incorporate enough wholewheat flour to make a smooth, dry, but elastic dough. Knead well.
    1 cup whole wheat flour
  • Shape the dough into a bowl and allow to rest for 60 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • After 1 hour, place dough onto floured board
  • Roll to a thickness of 3/4? to 1?
  • Place dough onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes
  • Serve hot, cut into wedges.
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