Bulgur Whole Wheat Bread

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This is an easy everyday bread made with a mix of coarse bulgur, wholewheat and all purpose flours. The bread has a softer, springy texture and a mellow, slightly sweet taste from nutty bulgur and honey. It is excellent for sandwiches, or toast.
Bulgur, a Middle Eastern staple made from precooked wheat berries, has a wonderful nutty flavour and a lighter texture than cracked wheat made from raw wheat berries.

  • 50 g Bulgur
  • 85 ml Boiling water
  • 390 g Whole wheat flour
  • 200 g All purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Wheat germ
  • 8 g Table salt
  • 20 g Fresh yeast
  • 420 ml Water, lukewarm
  • 80 g Honey
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  1. Place bulgur in a large bowl. Add in the boiling water. Set aside to soak for an hour until tender. Line two loaf pans with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer, stir together the flours, wheat germ, and table salt. Crumble the fresh yeast over.
  3. Stir water, honey, and 3 tablespoons of olive oil into the puffed bulgur. Pour the mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix at first at slow speed for 4 minutes or until the dough comes together then increase the speed and stir until the dough has become smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes.
  4. Turn out the dough and shape into a ball. Grease the mixing bowl with a little bit oil. Return the dough to bowl. Cover the bowl with a clean cloth or plastic wrap, and let dough rise for about an hour or until doubled in size. Punch down, and divide the dough into three portions. Round up each portion of dough. Cover them with a kitchen towel and rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Deflate the dough ball. Shape two of them into balls and one into a log. Place two dough balls in the larger pan, and the log into the smaller pan, then brush the tops with olive oil and dust with some whole wheat flour. Cover and let rise 1-2 hours until doubled in volume.
  6. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F. Cut an 1/2 inch deep slash down the length of the loaves. Bake in the center of the hot oven for about 40-50 minutes until nicely brown. Cool in the pans on a rack for 5 minutes. Turn out and cool.

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Cooking Rookie 29/7/12 06:22

This is the first time I see bulgur bread - it looks delicious! And I love the shape :-)

Suzanne Perazzini 29/7/12 06:53

This is gorgeous looking bread. The eyes are taken care of and I'm sure it tastes good too.

Susan 29/7/12 07:10

What a wholesome looking bread...I can just imagine it with butter and homemade cherry jam now! XOXO

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 29/7/12 07:16

Yup, just like Susan said, this bread with awesome butter would be winner for me :)

Guru Uru 29/7/12 08:22

This bread has me wanting breakfast again my friend, it's so fluffy :D

Choc Chip Uru

Rosa's Yummy Yums 29/7/12 11:02

What gorgeous bread! Very tasty I'm sure.



Anonymous 29/7/12 11:32

Fabulous loaf of bread Angie.
:-) Mandy

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 29/7/12 12:22

This is my first time to see bulgur in bread and the loaves are so pretty too. I would enjoy their nutty taste that the bulgur brings.

Hotly Spiced 29/7/12 12:31

That's a lovely looking bread. I think it would be wonderful sliced to make a ploughman's lunch xx

What's Baking?? 29/7/12 12:50

Wow .. the top looks so crusty just the way i like it. Would to have a loaf for breakfast!

simple baking 29/7/12 13:44

I like the shape of your bread. It has nice crust too.

Heather @girlichef.com 29/7/12 15:09

I've never made bread w/ bulgur before - but I love the look and sound of these loaves...adding it to my to-try list for future bread baking endeavors! I hope you'll drop by and share this with this month's edition of BYOB-#BakeYourOwnBread, Angie! (http://www.girlichef.com/2012/07/byob-bake-your-own-bread-july-12-some.html) =)

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 29/7/12 15:53

Gorgeous looking loaf. Looks nice and hearty. I'd love a warm slice with melting butter!

nancy at good food matters 29/7/12 16:07

I love the rustic look and soft texture of those loaves. I can imagine their rich flavor and scent. Nicely done!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 29/7/12 16:31

A beautiful rustic bread, Angie! I would love those sweet, nutty flavors.

Alida 29/7/12 16:37

Soft and yummy. Better than in a bakery. Ciao

My Italian Smörgåsbord 29/7/12 17:26

this sounds so original and healthy. and I bet it was tasty too! love the airy crumb and the color. and the lighting is always gorgeous in your pics...

Kat 29/7/12 17:39

This bread looks so good, I wish I could just grab a loaf. The bulgur sounds like a fantastic idea (I've never had bread made with bulgur before)!

Mary 29/7/12 17:43

What a lovely and surprising loaf of bread. I've never made bread with bulgur and this sounds very interesting. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Munatycooking 29/7/12 18:15

I've so far tried 30% of your bread recipes. This looks delicious and I think I may add some nuts in it. Thanks for sharing :)

Ivy 29/7/12 20:04

Lovely bread. I never imagined that it could be used to make bread. Bulgur, is not only a Middle Eastern staple but its use is most common in Europe as well.

Elisabeth 29/7/12 20:44

What a great combination, Angie! Bulgur and whole wheat together in a beautiful and perfect healthy bread...totally genius! I'm craving this wonderful bread. How come they don't sell these even in the best gourmet bread shops? You should have you own gourmet bread shop. Guaranteed it would be a huge success:D

Jay 29/7/12 21:01

wow..this looks sinful..! yumm..!
Tasty Appetite

Anna C 29/7/12 23:24

Angie,your bread sounds so healthy. The loaves really turned out great...definitely bakery quality bread.

Nupur 29/7/12 23:30

I love the rustic appearance in the pics..

Ellen B Cookery 29/7/12 23:42

What a flavourful and tasty looking bread!

Beth 29/7/12 23:51

This bread looks absolutely wonderful! I would eat this any day!

Belinda @zomppa 30/7/12 01:10

What a great use of bulgar! A hearty loaf indeed.

Debra Eliot 30/7/12 02:01

This looks so rustic and perfect. Yum!

Pam 30/7/12 04:24

It looks perfectly delicious!

Abhilash Pillai 30/7/12 05:56
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Abhilash Pillai 30/7/12 05:57

Hi Angie,
The bread looks good in appearance. I am sure it would be delicious too.
I purchase bread from bakeries near to my house but I did not try to prepare one yet. Your post would be helpful to try as a start.

Thanks for sharing it.

Jasna Varcakovic 30/7/12 07:06

Great looking rustic bread...I used bulgur in salads only...

Baker Street 30/7/12 07:35

What a gorgeous loaf, Angie! Looks absolutely incredible! :)

Cakelaw 30/7/12 09:32

Those are two handsome loaves. There's nothing like crusty bread - and the smell of bread baking is devine.

tasteofbeirut 30/7/12 10:11

There is a type of bulgur bread made in South Lebanon that is made almost exclusively with bulgur; I love this one for the sandwich possibilities! You are a master at baking Angie!

prachi jain 30/7/12 11:47

I think this bread are so testy..........

Kristen 30/7/12 12:06

That bread looks very hearty. I bet it would make great toast.

Barbara 30/7/12 12:54

Beautiful bread, Angie. I've never made a loaf with bulgur. Bet it's marvelous toasted!

peachkins 30/7/12 13:14

This is such a beautiful bread!

Yasmeen 30/7/12 13:21

This is such a unique use of bulghur. Being Middle Eastern, we use it in our home several times a week. I have never thought to express it in a western-style bread. Lovely share!

Eva 30/7/12 15:06

What an interesting bread; I wonder if the bulgur adds texture to the bread?

anne 30/7/12 15:39

Angie , these are gorgeous bread ! I've seen these kind of bread here but they don't list bulgur as an ingredients :P Or maybe it's just the same color :D Sounds like it has this interesting texture with those grains you've used !

Vicki Bensinger 30/7/12 15:46

I've never tried using Bulgur in bread. This bread has such a nice combination of ingredients, I'm sure it tastes wonderful and is nutritious. Next time I decide to make bread I'll definitely give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.

Jeannie Tay 30/7/12 17:19

I love the shape of this bread, lovely crumbs too!

Faith 30/7/12 17:24

I LOVE the idea of using bulgur in bread -- and it turned out so beautiful! Bet it has great flavor and texture too!

Tricia 30/7/12 17:43

I've never used Bulgur before. I would love the nutty slightly sweet flavor of this bread. I can see the soft texture in your photos. Very nice Angie!

Asmita 30/7/12 19:04

Wow Angie,
This is just too impressive! Love this bread. Baked so beautifully and perfectly.

Anonymous 30/7/12 20:14

I am a bread girl, I can have it with every meal, and your looks so hearty and delicious@ Love it! As always, great photos!

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 30/7/12 20:33

I love everything about this bread! Can´t wait to try it!

Norma Chang 30/7/12 21:08

I see a sandwich with hard boiled eggs, home grown lettuce and heirloom tomatoes with just a smear of mayo on the bread, yum.

Juliana 30/7/12 21:08

Nice loaf of bread...never thought in using bulgur...looks so light with great texture.
Have a wonderful week Angie :)

Rosita Vargas 30/7/12 23:44


Gloria 31/7/12 01:14

what nice a bukgur bread! Angie I used a lot bulgur but never in bread! nice!!

Cass @foodmyfriend 31/7/12 01:43

Yuumm. I bought a huge bag of bulgur the other day for my tabouli and don't know what to do with the rest, so thank you!

Swathi Iyer 31/7/12 02:55

Delicious bulgur whole wheat bread, it has beautiful crust and crumb.

kankana 31/7/12 03:14

I am still not an expert in baking. Just getting my hands there. Baking bread at home is my most recent fav activity ! The bread you baked looks perfect.

Foodie Stuntman 31/7/12 03:49

I need tol bake more but scared of the whole process. Kudos to you for a successful loaf!

kitchen flavours 31/7/12 07:38

Beautiful loaves, Angie! I like the look of the crusty crust!

Monika 31/7/12 08:37

I love bulgur but would never imagine I could put it in a bread. Awesome!

foodporn.net 31/7/12 10:08

Hi Angie,
I tried this yesterday ! It works!
My family like the bulgur whole wheat bread so much! Thank you for making me look like a professional cooker. :)
you must submit your bulgur whole wheat bread photos on Food Photography to make others hungry?
You know it’s fun to do that. LOL. Hey, probably they would do this recipe too. :)

Cheah 31/7/12 10:23

These loaves are cute, especially with the indented crust!

The Café Sucré Farine 31/7/12 12:00

I've never seen this type of bread before but it looks amazing! I'm bookmarking it right now!

Pegasuslegend 31/7/12 13:15

As usual the perfect made bread and photo lovely!

My Little Space 31/7/12 13:32

The look of your bread looks so cute. Loving it.
Hope you're having a great week ahead, dear.

Lizzy Do 31/7/12 18:19

Oh, how I'd love to be your neighbor! I'd come knocking on your door anytime I caught the yeasty smell of fresh baked bread! This whole wheat version looks marvelous!!

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 31/7/12 19:32

sweet and nutty make for a great tasting bread for sure. Nice recipe

wok with ray 31/7/12 21:17

Simple but very tasty bread. Great for an afternoon snack with cup of tea. Have a wonderful week, Angie! :)

Cucina49 31/7/12 21:23

This looks so healthy and whole-grainy. I'd love some with a slather of jam.

Fimère 1/8/12 01:14

j'aime beaucoup ce pain, parfait
à bientôt

Reeni 1/8/12 02:58

This looks so tasty Angie! I love honey wheat bread!

Chic & Gorgeous Treats 1/8/12 03:07

What a gorgeous loaf. I am finding the right moment to bake more home made breads. Time to change and put the sweet stuff away.. LOL.. Never tried bulgur and wheat together before, and really am intrigue. xoxo, Jo

Pacheco Patty 1/8/12 05:50

Beautiful baked bread Angie! I like how you use a variety of healthy grains in all your baking;-)

Viviane Bauquet Farre 1/8/12 16:45

Bulgur has such a hearty, robust flavor. I imagine it tastes quite at home in a bread like this! Beautiful work, as usual, Angie!

Roz 1/8/12 18:51

There's nothing like a loaf of fresh baked bread! Your bulgar bread sounds incredibly dense, flavorful and delicious1 Thanks for the recipe!

rita cooks italian 2/8/12 06:58

Oh Angie this sounds so good! I love baking and this is a great recipe to try out. I never tried to use bulgur to make bread, perfect for a healthy and tasty breakfast.

lena 2/8/12 13:45

i really admire everything you make, that's a very gorgeous loaf. Not very sure what bulgur is but will find out :)

Terra 3/8/12 05:48

I love how you slice the top to give it that beautiful look! Your bread seriously looks gorgeous! Hugs, Terra

Lorraine Joy Alegria-Vizcarra 3/8/12 06:36

Your skill just amazes me. The bread looks perfect.

motherrimmy 5/8/12 18:20

This looks like it would make a terrific sandwich bread with lots of flavor!

Victoria 6/8/12 20:56

Wow! I've been rounding up a bunch of bread recipes to try and this is the fist I've seen with bulgur. My family is Armenian so we always have bulgur on hand. I look forward to testing this out :)

Ilke 9/8/12 05:44

I am totally making this! Have so much bulgur at home. Coarse, fine, medium whatever you want. Is it ok to skip wheat germ or is it required for the texture?

Angie's Recipes 9/8/12 06:04

It's optional. I have also baked this without using wheat germ and it's perfectly all right.

sare 17/8/12 20:47

Angie, I made them. They were perfect. Thanks for sharing.
If you let me I'like to put the recipe on my food blog, called TuzEkmek.

Angie's Recipes 18/8/12 17:51

@sare I am glad that you tired and enjoyed the bread. Sure you can use the recipe on your blog.

Ilke 2/9/12 14:51

Angie, made them this weekend. I baked all three loaves last night and we are done with one already :)


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