Braided White Whole Wheat Garlic Bread

I am new to bread baking.

Quick breads are my best friend...

Yeast... well we are just starting to become acquainted.

My first successful recipe were these No Kneed Honey Wheat Rolls. They were perfect.

So what I think I have discovered is that... I need No Kneed recipes!

When I saw this recipe for Garlic Herb Bread from Misadventures in Cooking I knew I needed to give it a whirl and adapt it to my kitchen.

Braided White Whole Wheat Garlic Bread


3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup butter, cubed
3 T sugar, divided into 1 T and 2 T
2 packages yeast
1-1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1 bulb of roasted garlic (mash it up with a fork)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2-3 cups white whole wheat flour
1 egg
3 T butter, melted

Heat the milk, water, yeast, 1 tbs of the sugar, and cubed butter over low/medium heat to 110°. Remove from heat, and let sit until bubbly and foamy mine took about 4-5 minutes.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, combine 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour, the rest of the sugar, and garlic powder.

Add  wet mixture to the dry ingredients mix with your dough hook.

Add egg and roasted garlic; beat until smooth.

Stir in enough remaining white whole wheat flour to form a soft dough. Turn mixer up to med/high for 60 seconds.

Cover with a dish towel and let it rise until it doubles in size. Mine took about 15 minutes.

Punch dough down

Divide dough into thirds. Shape each into a 15-in. rope. Place ropes on a  parchment lined cookie sheet and braid pinch ends to seal and tuck under.

Cover and let rise until doubled, about 25-35 minutes. (mine was 35)

Brush with melted butter.

Bake at 375° for 20 minutes


  1. I just cannot resist a braided loaf of bread. There is something about the twists and turns that make it more delicious.

  2. I love bread, and I've just discovered your site!!!! This one is great!!!!!!

  3. Carrie, this turned out amazing! For some reason, you're not showing up in my reader, so I hadn't seen all these posts. Grrr... lots of good stuff to look at. :)

  4. Hey there, just thought I might take your recipe tweek it a bit for my own but noticed that you suggest salt in your list of ingredients yet you dont say where to add it (I know not to put it with yeast so that it doesnt kill it).
    Sad to say that mine didnt seem to turn out (wondering if the 110 degrees was too hot) as I make a lot of breads :( I was SO looking forward to this waaaaa LOL

  5. Sorry to hear your bread didn't turn out Betty. This is a recipe from Miss Adventures of cooking hers and mine both worked out ok. Was your yeast old or stored in too warm a spot? There are so many reasons it could have died. As for the salt thanks for catching that typo. I put it in with my garlic powder.