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Monday 23rd, June 2008

Whole wheat Hops Bread (Recipe)

Whole Wheat Hops Bread, originally uploaded by Chennette.

Last week mom made hops bread and we posted the recipe.

A few days later mom adjusted it to make whole wheat hops.
It came out very well however it wasn’t as fluffy and soft as it could’ve been or say the white bread.

So, when Chennette said she was going to make whole wheat hops bread mom was able to tell her precisely what to change in the white hops recipe to make it just as good.

Whole Wheat Hops Bread


  • 1 1/3 package dry yeast (1 package in white recipe)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4-5 tsp baking powder (3 tsp in white recipe)
  • 5 cups white flour (8 cups in white recipe)
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour (obviously not in white recipe)
  • 2.5 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp salt

Same method as previous

  1. Dissolve sugar in warm water.
  2. Dissolve yeast in sugar and water; mom let it stay a minute or so after dissolving.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and salt to the liquid.
  4. Stir and knead until it was smooth and elastic (5 minutes or so).
  5. Pour some water over the dough and cover it and let it rise until it doubles in size (20 minutes).
  6. Punch down dough and knead again and cover and let it rise until it doubles in size again.
  7. Grease tray with shortening.
  8. Punch down dough and pinch and shape into balls (mom made 15) and place on the tray.
  9. Let it rise until it fills the tray (or gets to a suitable size).
  10. Preheat oven (say 375F – 400F)
  11. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until nice and medium brown.


  1. You got me. The page loaded, and I thought, hmm their bread looks just like mine.
    And then I realised you don’t have a pan like that.

  2. […] phone. Mom and Lilandra also made up a batch of wholewheat, so I expect Lilandra will has posted the adjusted recipe and her own pictures very […]

  3. Oooh , please adjust recipe for wholewheat hops… it is 2 cups wholewheat and not 3 cups….Hope Chennette used 2 cups to 5 cups of white as I told her this over the phone…. hope I did and if I did not then I apologise. This was an adjustment from our recipe…

  4. @ Chennette: haha!

    @ Mom: She said she used 3 cups whole wheat (cuz she wanted to). She hasn’t confirmed how much white she used.

  5. the recipe there is what i told you i used – 5 cups white, 3 cups wholewheat

  6. the recipe there is what i told you i used – 5 cups white, 3 cups wholewheat
    i thought this was what Mom told me…it made for good bread, so, if I cut out a whole cup of flour it will be fluffier? but less wholewheatier?

  7. i thought mom told you replace 2 cups white with whole wheat (thus 2 whole wheat, 6 white)
    and then i thought you said you decided to use 3 whole wheat, 5 white
    but now it turns out mom said 2 whole wheat, 5 white

    so confused

  8. Hmmm …. I used 8 cups white flour with the original recipe and when we made the wholewheat we uses 2 cups wholewheat to 4 cups white flour… however I realised we had to adjust the recipe to make it fluffier so I told Chennette , 2 cups whole wheat to 5 cups white and 1 1/3 teaspoons of yeast and 5 teaspoons baking powder…. you can probably use the 3 wholewheat but adjust the yeast to 1 1/2 teaspoon yeast…

  9. you can also increase baking powder as well…….

  10. […] is mostly white, with a couple cups of a light multi-grain flour, and 1 cup of whole wheat flour (Mom’s whole wheat hops recipe uses 5 cups white, 3 cups whole wheat). And topped with sesame seeds. Always great when you’re toasting your bread the next […]

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