For this post, my best friend Hailey let me watch how she makes honey wheat bread. She is the person who actually got me into the bread making binge. Making bread is addicting, so watch out. Pretty soon your cabinets will be filled with different varieties of flours and yeasts, the rolling-pin will be out of its draw more than it is kept away, and you will start smelling like a bakery (which isn’t a bad smell). She got this recipe from http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/honey-wheat-bread-ii/Detail.aspx. I hope you enjoy this healthier version of bread as much as we did.
- 2 cups Warm Water
- 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 1 tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/3 cup Honey
- 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
- 3-5 cups All-Purpose Flour (we put 4 cups into the dough and used about 1 cup for kneading and flouring the surface)
Step 1: Mix yeast and warm water. Add honey and stir.
Step 2: Mix in whole wheat flour.
Step 3: Stir in the salt and oil.
Step 4: Stir in all-purpose flour gradually, 1 cup at a time. You can either use a spoon or your hands.
Step 5: This step can be done two ways. A) Separate dough into two equal pieces. Knead the dough for 10-15 minutes. This is done if you have a partner. Or B) Knead the dough for 10-15 minutes and separate into two equal pieces. This is if you are by yourself.
Step 6: Place the dough in an oiled (We used a Canola Spray) bowl and cover with a wet towel.
Step 7: Let them rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes.
Step 8: Punch the dough to let the gases escape.
Step 9: Form dough into a rectangle shape, using your fingers or rolling-pin.
Step 10: Roll dough into a cylinder shape.
Step 11: Place in oiled 9×5 loaf pans, seam side down. Place the pans in a warm area.
Step 12: Allow to rise for another hour or until double in size.
Step 13: Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Step 14: Remove to a wire rack to let cool.
Step 15: Eat and Enjoy!