A couple of weeks ago I attended a lovely baking workshop with Marriage’s flour at the beautiful Regal Kitchens in Chelmsford. It was so fabulous to watch a skilled baker making beautiful bread from scratch. You all always ask about healthy bread recipes, so here I am sharing what I learned with my clean eating wholemeal bread recipe.
I was so pleasantly surprised that Marriage flours are local millers who have been milling flour in Essex since 1824. It is very much a family run business and today the 5th and 6th generations of the Marriage family continue in the milling tradition. Their flour ranges from traditional white strong flours to organic ranges and wholemeal flours. They also specialise in dark rye, light spelt or strong malted seeded flour.
Their baker Kevin, who gave me all their secrets on how to make this clean eating wholemeal bread recipe perfect, was so knowledgeable and passionate, it was a pleasure to learn from him. As I mentioned above, the workshop took place at the beautiful Regal Kitchens and we were able to test the amazing Neff ovens. These powerful machines can actually prove the dough in the oven and then bake it! I think I know what I will be asking Santa for Christmas.
All the attendees left with 2 delicious loaves (Sofia demolished half of the loaf within 15 minutes), loads of lovely goodies and empowered and encouraged to make their own bread. I thought I have to share what I learned with you, because nothing beats homemade bread, the shop bought versions are no where near when it comes to taste, ingredients and originality. I actually find dough kneading very therapeutic, while working out my arms at the same time.
Today’s clean eating wholemeal bread recipe calls only for simple ingredients, nothing artificial required. I will be using fresh yeast, because I got some kindly given at the workshop, but you can use dried yeast too. This recipe will work in a bread machine, but my only suggestion would be to follow manufacturer’s instructions especially when to add the ingredients and water. This recipe makes 2 small loaves, or 1 large loaf.
Btw. How do you like your bread? I served mine 3 ways. One with mashed avocado and radishes, another with Coyo yogurt, pecans and a drizzle of coconut nectar and the third way, a healthy Nutella spread with banana slices and chia seeds.
Here is the clean eating wholemeal bread recipe
Please let me know if you try out this recipe, I would really love to know. Also Regal Kitchens are doing another workshop. It is planned for Thursday 3rd November where they will have a local gluten free spice company called Spice Queen UK coming in to demonstrate how to cook a curry from scratch.
You are of course all invited to come along! There will be 2 sessions at 12pm and 6pm and the best bit is, it’s for FREE!!! Just drop an email to the lovely Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org