The Oil Palm

Palm Oil Bread

Bread has become a staple in diets across the globe. This week, we’re featuring a bread with a unique look and taste that is simply delicious. 

3/4 cups warm water

1 teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoons dry yeast

1/6 cup palm oil

1/4 cup cane sugar

2 cups whole wheat flour

1.5+ cups all purpose flour

1 pinch tablespoon salt

Put warm water in a large mixing bowl and add two teaspoons sugar. Sprinkle yeast over water and let sit for about ten minutes until bubbly. Then add in the rest of the ingredients in the order given, adding more flour as needed. Knead dough until smooth and elastic, then put back in bowl, greased or floured, and let rise until double, about 45 minutes. (Depending on where you live it might take longer or less time.)

When risen, punch down dough, then let rest while you grease two loaf pans OR two cookies/baking sheets. Shape loaves and place in/on baking pans or sheets. Let rise until double, about 45 minutes.

Heat oven to 350 degrees when loaves are nearly double. When risen (if doing loaves on sheets, score the top) bake for about half an hour, until the tops are a nice brown color. Remove from oven, then loosen sides of loaves then let cool 5 minutes. Then remove them from the pans to prevent a soggy crust. Let cool completely before slicing.