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Brown & Wholemeal
Bread Recipes

Wonderful wholemeal bread!

Two light, tasty wholemeal loaves with zero fuss. It came from one of the UK's first vegetarian restaurants - Stones, in Wiltshire. With the addition of Shipton Mill flour, it's incredible! Sorry about the upside down photo - it won't respond!

Added by: Gail Gregory | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread

40% Wholemeal Sourdough

Rye based starter and a little Spelt make for an extremely tasty loaf. Quantities given makes 2 loaves (or 1 very big one!). This is adapted from Foodgeek's 'Basic' recipe on Youtube to have a much higher wholemeal content. You can use any starter (though this may alter the balance slightly), and increase or decrease the spelt content (even leave it out if you don't have any, just use the same additional amount of WM).

Added by: Steve Hall | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Sourdough

75/25 white/wholemeal split sour dough loaf

This was adopted from a recipe I found on youtube, but I just tweaked it myself, its 75% White Spelt Shipton Mill, with 25% wholemeal Shipton Mill stone ground flour. 73% Hydration with extra sesame seeds and some mixed seeds. Its a perfect loaf with great flavour and taste, the seeds work nicely too.

Added by: Harvey Scriven | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Sourdough

Wholemeal Sourdough

This is my 24hr wholemeal sourdough recipe using Shipton Mill bread flour. It tastes a lot better than shop bought, although I may be biased.

Added by: Petethebaker | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Sourdough

Taste the difference style multi seed loaf

Since making my own bread, I have tried to create a taste the difference multi seed loaf from a supermarket in store bakery, combining various Shipton mill ingredients my family and I agree I have managed it, and, we think, it's actually better. A fresh loaf doesn't get cooling time in our house!

Added by: Clara Jackson | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Seeds


A soft and tasty spiced bread from Switzerland using the Swiss Dark flour (Ruchmehl in Switzerland). Translated from German from a webpage many years ago.

Added by: Keith Suckling | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread

50/50 1lb pound loaves

These little beauties are my first time of using Shipton Mills Finest No 1 white bread flour and Organic 100% wholemeal flour. The recipe produces a lovely soft centre with a slight crisp crust. Lovely when toasted under the grill and covered in local Berkeley Farm Dairy organic lightly salted butter. The recipe will make 2 x 1lb loaves or 1 x 2lb loaf.

Added by: Christopher Eddolls | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread

White Wholemeal Bread

A delicious and light wholemeal bread that keeps well. It's made using yeast and overnight proofing. It goes well with a variety of toppings or just butter. It's flavour develops for a couple of days after baking.

Added by: Matthias Hambach | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Sourdough

Wholemeal Spelt Scones

These scones are wonderfully delicious and melt in your mouth. Additionally they are wholemeal, low in fat & sugar and healthy. They are best served with clotted cream and strawberry jam with a mug of hot chocolate!

Added by: Rajinder Kaur | Tags: Wholemeal, Scones, CakeNpastry

Seeded Half & Half Loaf

This half white/half wholemeal large loaf with seeds & a bit of rye makes a good daily loaf and you can throw in some excess sourdough culture if you have it (from refreshing your starter)

Added by: SL Merry | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Seeds

Wholemeal enriched with rye and boosted by a sourdough starter

Whilst making wholemeal loaves I have been experimenting with adding a couple of ladles of wheat sourdough starter to the mix, along with the usual dried active yeast. The sourdough starter enhances the flavour and helps things to rise a bit more. Adding the sourdough starter adds a bit of extra water to the recipe and so this version has added 100 grams of Dark Rye Flour to absorb that extra water and to add to the flavour. The addition of 100 grams of seeded white flour also helps lighten the texture. The following recipe aims to produce two moist and tasty loaves.

Added by: Peter Stevenson | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Sourdough

Wholemeal sourdough bread with millet seed

Millet seed isn’t just for the birds, it also makes a delicious addition to sourdough wholemeal bread. My grandchildren love this bread as it breaks easily into pieces that they can snack on while waiting for dinner! It goes well with cheese and olives, and the millet seeds add a bit of a crunch to the texture. Sourdough starter is so good for flavour and the slow fermentation helps to break down gluten, so it’s great for those with gluten sensitivity. I love to use the more traditional varieties of wheat flour to make this bread as the nutritional value is enhanced as well as great flavour. Sometimes I substitute about 20% of the wheat flour with spelt or rye. It’s a bit more crumbly but my family love it with cheese. I use the sour dough starter in my bread maker, and check on the consistency as the dough is mixing. I always add some dried yeast as it gives a better rise in the bread maker, but if making by hand then I just use the sour dough starter for the rise.

Added by: Rachel Verheul | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Seeds, Sourdough

Buttermilk wholemeal overnight bread

In the interests of taste and timesaving I made these loaves, 4 small, with buttermilk and bulk proofed overnight. The hydration of this bread is higher than normal to make a lighter loaf. Try adding sesame seeds prior to baking. Gorgeous.

Added by: Doughtastic - Graham | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

A warming spiced bread for the winter. Perfect for an alternative Christmas bread. Perfect with cooked meats or strong cheese. Use squash instead if pumpkins cannot be sourced. An easy bread to make, be careful when adding water as the pumpkin puree maybe moist.

Added by: Stoat Dough | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Swiss, Spices

Basic Rye Bread

This uses a double kneaded, double risen method. If you have strongly rising types of flour, you could get away with a single kneading and a single rising. This is a variation of a recipe first devised by Sonya Romane.

Added by: John Ward | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Rye

Mixed Wholemeal Seeded Cobs/Rolls

Really tasty nutty cob. For those who like a full flavoured rustic bread. Fabulous just cut and buttered or great with any filling, hot or cold. Very good toasted too! Enjoy.

Added by: Bordermagic | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Seeds

Olive Sourdough

This uses a mixture of organic white flour, wholemeal and light rye to make a delicious savoury loaf - that is also amazing with cheese or marmalade!

Added by: Jennifer Eades | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Rye, Sourdough

Crackle glaze cob

Makes two cob loaves with a crackle glaze (sometimes called tiger bread). This is a 50:50 white and wholemeal standard bread recipe with a tangy crunch to the crust

Added by: Lynn Clark | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, White

Wholemeal Seeded Tin
(Grantalike no knead)

This loaf is about the simplest, most delicious wholemeal seeded loaf you can make. Based on Doris Grant’s no-knead recipe, the added seeds add great flavour and texture and actually seem to assist the rising dough’s stability. The dough mix should be too wet to knead by hand, but surprisingly if you get the water content right (depending on the flour used you may need to add a little more than shown in the recipe), just mixing the ingredients with a wooden spoon or Danish whisk and folding onto itself a few times, you will still get a reasonably open crumb. (Certainly not as dense as you might imagine for a cake-like dough with a short in-tin proofing.)

Added by: 2ncook | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Seeds, No knead

Soda Bread cooked in a large slow cooker

Soda bread made like this doesn`t dry out as it does in an oven so the outside stays soft rather than having a crust. It is lovely and soft, and cake like in texture. It`s very quick to make and doesn`t use as much energy as using an oven,and keeps quite well. Soda bread rises better with pastry flour than strong flour and has a better texture because it has less Gluten.

Added by: susan.holme@aol | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Soda Bread

Wholemeal Spelt bread

This is positively the easiest and most tasty Spelt bread recipe I have come across. Turns out perfectly every time and has become an often requested favourite of my clients. It takes next to no prep time, keeps well and is fab for toasting too!

Added by: Claudia Lenz-Archer | Tags: Wholemeal, Bread, Spelt

Wholemeal Sourdough Dough

Not at all common, but uncommonly good, especially as a sourdough. The one pictured I made in Tuscany and it has just emerged from the wood-fired oven, with a characteristic scorch. The base is local flavoursome flour, wholemeal stone-milled and biodynamic, and is a sourdough.

Added by: NaomiS | Tags: Wholemeal, Sourdough

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