I’ve had this recipe in my upcoming recipe category for nearly a year and a half. It is one of several that I have photos of but for some reason or another I haven’t posted. At least I can cross this one off my to-do list.
Simple Wheat Bread
Simple homemade wheat bread.
Prep time: 3 hours
Cook time: 30 minutes
- 3 cups warm water
- 2 packages or 4 1/2 teaspoons 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 bread
In a large bowl mix warm water, 1/3 cup of honey and yeast. Add the bread flour, then stir to combine. Let it sit for 30 minutes or until it is big and bubbly.
Mix in three tablespoons of melted butter, the other 1/3 cup of honey and salt. Add 2 cups of the wheat flour and mix well. Flour your counter or other work surface with whole wheat flour and turn dough out.
Knead until dough pulls away from the counter but is still slightly sticky. This could take anywhere from 2-4 cups of flour.
Form in a ball, place in a greased bowl, turning to coat the dough. Cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled.
Grease three loaf pans. Punch dough down, divide into thirds and shape loaves. Place in pans and let rise till 1 inch over the top of the pan.
Bake at350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Do not over bake. For a softer crust brush with 2 tablespoons of melted butter when finished. Let cool completely before slicing.
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