Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

So, let me start off by saying I HATE WHEAT BREAD. It's always so grainy and dry and GROSS. I always thought I'd be a white bread girl til they buried me in the ground.
Then, John & I decided to start trying to eat healthier. So, we're eating more turkey instead of pork and beef (PS-Turkey Italian Sausages=soooooo much better than pork!) and eating lots more veggies, etc. So, I found this recipe and figured, hey, what can it hurt.
WOWZERS! I made 3 loaves of this bread (what the recipe makes) on Sunday night, and we've ate more than 1/2 of it already. It's soooo simple, and smells like Heaven when it's both raising AND baking :)


  • 3 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 5 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey. Add 5 cups white bread flour, and stir to combine. Let set for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.
  2. Mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup honey, and salt. Stir in 2 cups whole wheat flour. Flour a flat surface and knead with whole wheat flour until not real sticky - just pulling away from the counter, but still sticky to touch. This may take an additional 2 to 4 cups of whole wheat flour. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled.
  3. Punch down, and divide into 3 loaves. Place in greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes; do not overbake. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely

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