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Friday, October 9, 2009

Easy Whole Wheat Bread

 Ever wanted to know how to make your own homemade bread? If so, this post is for you!  I love the taste of homemade bread so much better than store bought.  Not to mention is is healthier too!  So here you go...have some fun!

Easy Whole Wheat Bread
3 cups warm water (or milk)
3 1/2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. butter or oil
5-6 cups flour (I use at least half wheat/half white. Just adjust the ratio to your preference)

In a large bowl dissolve yeast, honey, and water. Whisk to mix and then allow to sit still until the yeast is bubbly.

Add oil, salt, and 4 cups flour. Beat 200 strokes.

Add remaining flour or until the texture seems good. Beat until mixed and thick (about 1 minute).

Knead on floured surface for 10 minutes, adding flour as you knead until the dough is good consistency (not too sticky).

Place dough in oiled bowl, cover, and place in warm spot until dough doubles in size.  I usually just put it in the oven on a warm setting with the door cracked open so it doesn't get too hot.

Remove and punch dough down, divide into two equal pieces. Form into loaves and place in oiled and floured bread pans.

Allow to rise again in warm oven until good size.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees with bread in and oven door open.

Bake 20-30 minutes or until done.

Cool in pan 5-10 minutes and remove to finish cooling.  Rub butter on the top of bread loaf if desired.

*Bread can also be wrapped in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and frozen for later.


Joyful Wife said...

What beautiful bread Sarah! It turned out so nice and looks so yummy that I want to taste it!

May God bless the fruit of your hands as you serve your family.

Love you sis,

SnoWhite said...

delicious. there is nothing I love more than the smell of baking bread.

thanks for a great recipe.

Anonymous said...

Sarah, love this recipe! I have a white bread recipe that I use- But this is so much better! I give it to my girls in the mornings and its gone before I get my coffee ready!

Ashley Ringer