Friday, December 19, 2008

Honey Whole Wheat Bread


My husband found this recipe on lovinfromtheoven.blogspot.com. This has become our new favorite honey wheat bread recipe. It really is amazing! This recipe makes two loafs. It isn't quite as easy as my bread machine wheat bread recipe. However, it is worth the extra effort because you end up with two loafs instead of one. We use our kitchen aid and dough hook attachment to make this dough. We also add 1/3 cup honey instead of 1/4 cup. Unless I am short on time I will be using this recipe for now on.

Mix together:

2 3/4 cup warm water
2 Tbsp yeast
1/8 cup sugar (I add 1-2 Tbsp. more)

Add:

1/4 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp. salt
3 to 3 1/2 cups wheat flour
3 cups white flour
Add more flour until the sides of the bowl are clean. You will probably end up using 7-7 1/2 cups of flour total.

Remove bowl from kitchen aid and let dough rise in an oiled bowl for 1 hour. (I spray a large bowl with pam)
Cut dough into two equal pieces and roll each ball of dough into a rectangle with a rolling pin to get out the air bubbles. Roll up dough starting with the short end of the rectangle. Tuck ends under and place in greased bread pans. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. When bread is done slide a butter knife around the inside edges of the pans and drop the loafs of bread out onto a wire rack to cool. I also rub butter on the tops of the loafs after I take them out of the oven.

4 comments:

Trimble said...
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Trimble said...

I made these yesterday and the flavor was great but they were super dense. Do you really not let them rise again after putting them in the pans? Also, is the consistency of the dough super wet before the first rise because I had to add more flour than you suggested to get them to the consistency that I thought was right(which I'm sure also added to it being heavy/dense)?

Jadi said...

Trimble,

I just saw your comment. I always add flour a little at a time just until the the dough pulls away from the bowl. This always turns out perfect for me.

Trimble said...

Thank you, the second time I made them they turned out PERFECTLY! Thanks for sharing!