This is a variation of my mother's wholemeal bread recipe. She is 75, and still makes bread by hand. I cheat and use a mixer to save time, but either way this bread is easy to make and quite foolproof.
This recipe asks for 6 oz porridge oats, 8 oz wholemeal flour, and three POUNDS of "bread" flour. On what planet does this qualify as wholemeal? - 19 Aug 2011
Used different ingredients. I bake bread every week, sometimes twice a week, and this is the best recipe I've ever used. It makes great baps, too, and rolls and the recipe follows exactly like it is written. Also recently I omitted the oats and added wheatgerm and about 1/3 extra dark brown sugar and it's great, too. If you have trouble getting your loaves even, just roll the dough out in one long even roll and use a tape measure to measure it into equal pieces and cut it and then roll the pieces into loaves. - 14 Jul 2008
Made it healthier. as my husband has high cholesterol, i add 100gm walnuts as they are high in omega, i also add about 50gms of dried cranberries to give it a different flavour it tastes really nice. - 04 Oct 2010