Honey Wheat Bread



I love fresh bread, as you can tell from my website. I was searching for a good honey wheat bread recipe that I can use for sandwiches, toast, grilled cheese, etc. This bread came out really good regardless of all of the distractions that were going on in my house. I was actually surprised it came out so good with the little attention I gave it. The bread came out excellent for toast, a sandwich and/or a grilled cheese. I would even recommend some Biscoff Spread or Nutella. It makes two loaves so you can easily freeze one and use the other. I was thinking it would also be good for french toast as well. You can probably even make bread crumbs or croutons out of the stale bread as well. When you make such an effort to make fresh bread, which I think is totally worth the time, you don’t waste a crumb.

I found this recipe at allrecipes.com The recipe is written well but I made a few modifications. Here is how I made it:

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1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 cup room temperature water
2.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of raw sugar
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1. Dissolve the yeast, 1/2 cup of warm water, a teaspoon of sugar in a bowl. Let proof! If doesn’t bubble, start over!
2. In a separate bowl mix whole wheat flour and salt with a whisk. Measure out all purpose flour in a separate bowl.
3. Add yeast mixture to flour mixture. Mix well (with standard paddle on stand mixer if using)
4. Add honey, water and oil and mix well (with standard paddle on stand mixer if using).
5. Gradually add all purpose flour until dough comes together.
5. Switch to a dough hook or start kneading by hand. Knead until gluten forms and the dough is elastic and smooth.
6. Add to a well oiled bowl with a damp towel over it and wait until doubled (about 45 minutes to an hour depending on the temperature of your house and how active your yeast is).
7. Punch down dough. Disperse into two well greased loaf pans. Cover with towel and let rise for an inch or two.
8. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
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