Exciting news! I found another blog! It’s called takeamegabite.com. I think it is a really cool blog! You should go check it out! Okay, about this bread; I have been searching for quite some time now for a honey whole wheat bread and I finally found one. In the past, all of the breads that I’ve tried have been too bland or too dense. I was happy to find that this bread has just enough salt and honey to add flavor and it’s not too heavy either. It is also great for toasting and perfect to make sandwiches with. Try it! I hope you will like it just as much as I do!
The recipe is from: http://www.takeamegabite.com/moms-wheat-bread-revisited/
Honey Whole Wheat Bread
Makes two loaves
- 3 1/2 – 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 (1/4 oz) packages active dry yeast
- 1 T salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water
- 3 T butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
- In a large bowl whisk together 1 cup all-purpose flour, all 2 1/2 cups of the wheat flour, yeast and salt. Mix well.
- Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, heat the milk, water, honey/maple syrup and butter until warm, not hot. (about 130 degrees). Add to flour mixture. Add egg and stir until moist.
- Add the rest (or most) of the all purpose flour (2 1/2 – 3 cups). When mostly mixed, pour contents onto a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough is compact and all bits are incorporated.
- Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and put the dough in, flipping it over so it’s greased on top. Cover with a light towel and allow to rise 1+ hours, or until double in size.
- Pat dough down and divide dough in half between two greased bread pans.
- Allow to rise again in bread pans until just peaking over the top of the bread pans, about 40 minutes to an hour (depending on how warm the house is).
- Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35-45 minutes, until the top is nice and dark and sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from the oven and brush the top lightly with butter and allow to cool on a wire rack.