Honey Whole Wheat Bread Recipe
This is a very simple, basic bread recipe. And you know what? I really do believe this is fool-proof. I’m no bread expert, I can pull this recipe off. I’m sure it will just get better with time… you know, as I practice. ;) I think it tastes great, so does my hubby… especially when it comes right out of the oven! Oh, and with butter smeared all over it as well. :) Yum. I think perhaps, I shall make some more tomorrow.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it the bread freezes well. I just stored it in a freezer ziplock, but I’m sure if you’re wanting to freeze a loaf for a longer amount of time, you could wrap it in foil, and then store it in the ziplock. That seems to work well for me.
Here’s the yeast after 10 minutes… it’s growing and bubbling! It’s just… so weird!!
Check out photos of my bread dough before, during, and after it rises. Beautiful, isn’t it? (Not so much my photography skills… but the dough itself. ;)
After the dough rises, you want to evenly divide it into two, and form those into loaves.
Here is the lovely dough, rising for the second time, just waiting in cozy little bread pans to be baked into sheer goodness.
- 3 cups warm water
- 1 1/2 Tbsp yeast
- 3 Tbsp honey (or sugar)
- 1/3 cup oil
- 2 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups white flour
- 4-6 cups whole wheat flour
- Dissolve yeast and honey (or sugar) in warm water. Set aside for at least 10 minutes. The yeast will bubble and grow. ('Cuz it's ALIVE!!)
- Then, add in oil, salt, white flour, and 4 cups of wheat flour.
- Knead ingredients for several minutes and add more wheat flour as needed. Dough should be smooth and elastic, and only slightly sticky.
- Cover the dough and let it rise until doubled. (takes about an hour, ish.)
- After it rises, punch dough down and form into 2 loaves. Grease 2 9" bread pans and place the dough inside. Now, cover and let rise once again until about 1/2" above the pan.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, then bake them for 25 minutes. Once fully baked, remove the loaves from the pans and let cool on a wire rack.
Got the recipe here at: Pennies & Pancakes
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