This easy no knead whole wheat bread is soft and yummy! You need to give your 5 minutes to prepare the dough. It will rise for 90 minutes and bake for 45 minutes. This is a perpect recipe if it is your first time working with yeast.
Mix whole wheat flour and salt in a large glass mixing bowl. Set aside.
Crumble the fresh yeast in a small glass bowl and dissolve with almost 60 grams (1/4 cup) of warm water.
Add the dissolved fresh yeast and the remaining water into the flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon. Finally use your hands to bring the dough together, and make a ball (If the dough sticks to your hands, sprinkle some flour over the dough and continue working). Cover the ball with a plastic film. Let the dough double in size. It takes almost 45 minutes. If the dough gradually springs back when you gently touch the dough with your finger, it means it rised well.
Grease a 8*4 inch (21*10cm) loaf pan with olive oil. Place the dough-seam side bottom- into the pan. Cover the pan with plastic film and let the dough double in size which takes almost 40-45 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 390F(200C) when the dough almost doubles. For a crusty crust create a steam in the oven by half filling a metal wide dish with water and placing it on the bottom rack of the oven.
When the dough doubles, remove the plastic film. Slightly brush the dough with olive oil for a shiny look just before baking(optional). Bake for amost for 45 minutes until the color gets brown and when there is a hollow sound when you tap the back of the loaf. ( If there is no hollow sound, place the pan into the oven and continue baking.) Remove the pan from the oven and immediately brush the top with olive oil again for a shiny look(optional). Keep in the pan for almost 30 minutes. Let it cool for almost 25 minutes after removing the pan from the oven. Then slice and enjoy!
**You can boil 1/3 cup water and add 2/3 room temperature water to make warm water.
***If you want to use dry yeast, you need to use 5 grams (1 and 1/2 teaspoons) and dissolve it with warm water just like fresh yeast. If you want to use instant yeast, you need to use 4 grams(1 and 1/4 teaspoons) but you don’t need to dissolve the instant yeast, just mix with all the ingredients together.