Wholemeal/White/Chia Mix Bread Loaf first made this in 2013 published to the blog 2014 and gave it a bit of a jazz up with some new photos using my
Solidteknic pans. ? I’ve mentioned my pans before on a few places, here , Facebook and Instagram. Solidteknics is a company started by a man Mark J Henry, who first created Furi Knives and then moved onto pans. He’s a engineer and created these amazing pans which have no rivets and are heirloom multi generational. I’m so in love ? with the pans not Mark ? although sometimes when I gush about him and his ethos my hubby and I have a bit of a giggle –
His vision and ethos within the company is pretty amazing ! Anyway you can check them out here Solidteknics
So this is a simple loaf that is easy to do, keeps well for a few days or slice and pop in the freezer. Sometimes I add in 50g of whey powder giving it a bit of a different taste and more flavour.
250g wholemeal flour
250g white bakers flour
10g dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
30g olive oil
300g warm water
2 tblspns chia seeds mixed with about 6 tblspns of warm water
Add into Thermomix bowl in this order
warm water (not too hot)
Mix on speed 6 for 10 seconds
Add in Chia Gel
Mix on speed 6 for 10 seconds
-Turn to Closed position and Knead for 3.30 minutes (TMX31) Or press knead function on TM5
-Empty into a lightly oiled/floured bowl and use wrap (beeswax,plastic,silicon) to cover. Place into a warm place until dough has risen to the top.
-Empty onto a lightly floured board/mat and knock down, and shape into a loaf and place into loaf tin – I lightly wipe my loaf tin with oil.
-Most good kitchen places sell these good quality loaf tins. I use mine at Christmas time for Icecream pudding as well 😉 Its a very versatile pan !
– OR as per photos place into a lightly buttered / floured Solidteknics pan. I love my Solidteknics pans and this is just another amazing use for them !
-Then place into a warm place and allow to rise again, at least 3/4 of the way
– The double rising is one of the ways of ensuring a good loaf
-Brush top of loaf with water lightly
-Place a container of water in the bottom of the oven. This gives a nice crispy crust
-Bake in a preheated oven of 180-190 degrees depending on the temperament of your oven ! allow around 30 minutes. Check after 20mins
-At around 30 mins take the loaf out and give it a tap on the bottom and it should sound hollow.
Another additional step of testing and that it take a meat thermometer and insert into bottom of bread – it should read 200F or 94C and with wholemeal breads it should be around 205-210F. Sweet breads are around 190 !
If using a loaf tin to get a crispier crust all on sides and bottom take out of the tin and give 5 mins or so in the oven on its own. Not needed in the Solidteknics pans – I have baked a loaf in the Aus -Ion 21cm pot and the USA Noni 8″ Sautese SS pan.
Allow to cool on a rack and then slice – if using straight away don’t slice all of the bread but as you go then it keeps fresher longer. If you want it to last then slice and bag and place in the freezer
My daughter told me “you make the BEST bread mum” when I first created this loaf back in 2013!