Honey Wheat Bread


Posted: October 28

Time: 2 hours

Yield: 24 servings

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Mmm...the smell of fresh baked bread. There’s nothing better...except, of course, actually enjoying fresh baked bread! This Honey Wheat Bread recipe makes a loaf with just a touch of sweetness, perfect for French toast, jam spreads, sharp cheeses, or turkey sandwiches. Whether you need a slice to mop up Thanksgiving gravy or just want a bite of buttered toast, Honey Wheat Bread is versatile and hearty as only homemade can be!


Ingredients

• 2 cups warm water, 110 degrees F • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast • 1/3 cup honey • 2 cups whole wheat flour • 1 teaspoon salt • 1/3 cup vegetable oil • 5 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

Step 1

Dissolve the yeast into the warm water.

Step 2

Then add in the honey, and mix well.

Step 3

Add in the whole wheat flour, salt, and vegetable oil. Gradually mix in the all-purpose flour.

Step 4

Move the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for at least 10-15 minutes.

Step 5

When the dough is smooth and elastic, place it into a well oiled bowl.

Step 6

Move the dough several times in the bowl to cover the surface of the dough, and then cover it with a damp cloth.

Step 7

Allow it to rise in a warm place until it is doubled in bulk, around 45 minutes.

Step 8

Punch the dough to collapse it.

Step 9

Shape it into the two loaves, and then place the loaves into two well-greased 9 by 5 inch pans.

Step 10

Let them rise until the dough is 1-1 1/2 inches above the pans.

Step 11

Then bake the loaves at 375 degrees F for around 25-30 minutes.

Step 12

Let the dough cool as much as possible to ensure the best crumb of your bread.

Step 13

Serve with whatever toppings or spread you desire!


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