This homemade barley flour bread is a wholesome and flavorful treat that combines the goodness of barley with the satisfaction of freshly baked bread.
Made with a combination of barley flour and all-purpose flour, this recipe results in a soft and delicious loaf that's perfect for sandwiches, toast, or enjoying on its own.
With its nutty flavor and hearty texture, this barley bread is a delightful addition to any meal. Follow this simple recipe to create a homemade loaf that will fill your kitchen with the irresistible aroma of freshly baked bread.
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Makes about 8 slices.
- 2 cups Barley flour
- 2 cups All-purpose flour
- 1 packet Active dry yeast
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Honey or sugar
- 1 ¼ cups Warm water
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the barley flour, all-purpose flour, yeast, and salt. Mix well to evenly distribute the ingredients.
- In a separate small bowl, dissolve the honey or sugar in warm water. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let it sit for about 5 minutes until it becomes frothy.
- Pour the yeast mixture and olive oil into the bowl with the flour mixture. Stir until the dough starts to come together.
- Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about 8-10 minutes, or until it becomes smooth and elastic. If the dough is too sticky, you can add a little more flour as needed.
- Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a greased bowl. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough rise in a warm place for about 1-2 hours, or until it doubles in size.
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a bread pan with olive oil.
- Once the dough has risen, punch it down gently to release any air bubbles. Transfer it to the greased bread pan and shape it into the desired loaf shape.
- Cover the pan with the kitchen towel again and let the dough rise for another 30-45 minutes, or until it rises just above the edges of the pan.
- Bake the bread in the preheated oven for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
- Remove the bread from the pan and let it cool on a wire rack before slicing.