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50Total Time
20Prep Time
30Bake Time

Light wholemeal bread

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About the bake

Our soft wholemeal bread recipe has a wonderful flavour and texture by using very strong wholemeal and very strong white bread flours.

What is the secret to soft bread?

Our top tip is to brush melted butter on the crust of your wholemeal bread after baking to keep it soft. Adding a small amount of milk or substituting all your water in the recipe for milk can result in a softer, fluffier, and richer bread that can has a slightly longer life.

If you enjoyed baking this wholemeal bread recipe, give our ploughman's picnic rolls a go.

50Total Time
20Prep Time
30Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Put the flours, salt and yeast into a bowl.

  2. Step 2:

    Mix to a soft dough with the honey, oil and water.

  3. Step 3:

    Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.

  4. Step 4:

    Shape and put into an appropriate greased tin.

  5. Step 5:

    Leave to prove in a warm place slowly until doubled in size.

  6. Step 6:

    Add your chosen topping/glaze if using and place in an oven preheated to 220°C (425°F, gas mark 7) and immediately turn the heat down to 200°C (400°F, gas mark 6). Bake for 25-30 minutes. When cooked the loaf should sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.


    • 250g Very strong white bread flour
    • 250g Very strong wholemeal bread flour
    • 1.5 tsp Salt
    • 1.5 tsp Easy bake yeast
    • 2 tbsp Honey
    • 3 tbsp Sunflower oil
    • 250ml Water

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