Crunchy Wholemeal Bread

    2 hours 5 minutes

    A bread machine recipe that uses polenta to give it crunchy crust. This bread is sweetened with honey and sugar for a delicious sweet wholemeal bread.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 1/4 cups (295ml) warm water (45 degrees C)
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons instant powdered milk
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) honey
    • 50g margarine, softened
    • 2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 3 cups (360g) wholemeal flour
    • 1/4 cup (30g) fine polenta
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons (10g) active dry yeast

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours5min 

    1. Place all ingredients into the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Press Start.


    Use a fine grain polenta, not the larger variety.

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    For people who prefer not to use powdered milk or a bread machiene: Use 1 and 1/4 cups milk. Heat milk til scalding and add butter. Set aside til lukewarm, add honey and sugar. Proof yeast in mixture then add salt and cornmeal. Gradually stir in flour and kneed for 8-10 minutes. Cook in 350º oven for 30-35 minutes. Works great! Thanks for the recipe.  -  20 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was a very good wheat bread. I had to add about 1/3c more flour. I will reduce the sugar and honey next time by half, as I found this bread a bit sweet for everyday use. I don't keep cornmeal in my pantry, so I used 1/4c of Red River (or sunny boy) whole grain cereal. I love hearty whole grain breads, and this is better than any other bread machine loaf I have made from my bread maker. I did my last rise out of the machine, basted it with butter, and baked at 350f for 25 mins next time I will bake at 325f for at least 35 mins, as it was a bit under done, but the crust was quite dark. I also made a second batch, and divided it into 12 dinner rolls and baked at 325f for 35 mins these turned out perfectly. Thanks for a great starter recipe!!!  -  26 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yeah!! I finally found a wonderful and easy wheat bread. My husband and I loved it. Thanks  -  20 Apr 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)