Classic Wholemeal Loaf by Allinson's

  • Total Time

    3h 0m
    • Prep Time

      2h 20m
    • Bake Time

      40m
  • Makes

    1

  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

    EF/Veg
    • Egg free
    • Vegetarian
  • 14 Reviews

    5 star rating

Fans of wholemeal will love our Classic Wholemeal Loaf. A great intro recipe for those new to baking, our wholemeal loaf makes homemade sandwiches extra-special. Just follow our six-step guide using Allinson wholemeal dough and share with the whole family. Fans of the Classic Wholemeal Loaf are likely to enjoy our Wholemeal Wreath Recipe, just as tasty and a beautiful centrepiece.

Method

  1. MIX Mix the flours, yeast and salt in a big bowl. Mix together the melted butter, sugar and water, then mix in with a cutlery knife.

  2. KNEAD Tip onto a lightly flour dusted surface and knead for 10 minutes (or use the dough hook attachment on your mixer). 

  3. RISE Lightly grease the mixing bowl with some oil. Put the dough back in, cover the bowl with a clean tea towel and leave to rise until doubled in size.

  4. SHAPE Knock back the dough by gently kneading just 5 times to get the air out. Mould into a smooth oval and lift into a lightly oiled 900g/2lb loaf tin.

  5. PROVE Cover the dough again with a clean tea towel and leave to prove until doubled in size again. Preheat your oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6).

  6. BAKE Lift the tin onto the middle oven shelf and bake for 35-40 minutes, until you can lift the bread loaf from the tin and when you tap the base it sounds hollow. Cool on a wire rack.

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Reviews

  1. 5 star rating

    Cheap, easy, and delicious. I only made it yesterday and it's already nearly gone!

  2. 5 star rating

    I have plenty of wholemeal flour and spelt and rye but no strong white can I use plain white flour.

  3. 5 star rating

    Really easy and perfect flavour.

  4. 5 star rating

    Foolproof in my opinion. Follow recipe exactly first time. I’ve also added seeds on later editions and used 2 tbs oil instead of butter and they’ve always worked out lovely.

  5. 5 star rating

    This was my first attempt at bread making and I thoroughly enjoyed making and eating it! , my loaf has come out beautifully and so tasty just need to know how to store it to keep it fresh. Looking forward to my next attempt at the lovely recipes.

  6. 5 star rating

    Perfect bread every time, very easy to make.

  7. 5 star rating

    After trying various wholemeal recipes, this one has definitely come up tops. It’s springy with a crusty top. Delicious! This will be my go-to whole meal recipe from now on.

  8. 5 star rating

    Hi,
    Can I add my own seeds to the recipe above and how much seeds do I add

  9. 5 star rating

    I never thought I could make bread, such an easy recipe to follow, thanks.

  10. 5 star rating

    Makes a great tasty loaf.

  11. 5 star rating

    My loaf is just fresh out of the oven! This is the first time I've used your recipe and the first time I've used Allinson bread flour. It couldn't have been easier and certainly couldn't have turned out better. Can't wait for it to cool down enough to get some
    butter on there. Will definitely be my go-to recipe from now on. Thank you.

  12. 5 star rating

    Easy to bake, i have never baked before and now i make this loaf most weekends.

  13. 5 star rating

    Delicious loaf and super easy to make

  14. 5 star rating

    This is my favourite loaf to eat - my family love it - a really lovely loaf

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