Wednesday, May 11, 2011

{Whole Wheat Bread}

There really is nothing like homemade bread...I need to make a bunch of this and just freeze it because it is really good! This would make perfect sandwich bread, and also tastes amazing with butter and jam.

2 1/3 cups warm water
1 ½ Tbs active dry yeast
¼ cup honey
4 Tbs butter, melted
2 ½ tsp. salt
½ cup toasted wheat germ
3 cups whole-wheat flour
2 ¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flour

In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the water, yeast, and honey, let sit for about 10 minutes, add in the butter and salt with a rubber spatula. Mix in the wheat germ, and 1 cup of each of the whole-wheat and all-purpose flours.

Add the remaining whole-wheat and all-purpose flours, attach the dough hook and knead at low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Knead just long enough to make sure that the dough is soft and smooth, about 30 seconds.

Place the dough in a very lightly oiled large bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm, draft-free area until the dough has doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

Heat the oven to 375°. Gently press down the dough and divide it into two equal pieces. Gently press each piece into a rectangle. With a long side of the dough facing you, roll the dough firmly into a cylinder, pressing down to make sure the dough sticks to itself. Turn the dough seam-side up and pinch it closed. Place each cylinder of dough into a greased loaf pan, seam-side down, pressing the dough gently so it touches all four sides of the pan. Cover the shaped dough; let rise until almost doubled in volume, 20 to 30 minutes.

Bake for about 35 minutes. Transfer the bread immediately from the baking pans to a wire rack; cool to room temperature.


  1. Love your bread, look tempting! gloria

  2. Could this be made with sugar INSTEAD of honey? And if so, how much.

  3. Could this bread be made with granulated sugar INSTEAD of honey? If possible how much sugar and would the method change?

  4. Glad to find the recipe for wheat bread. Thanks makes it look easy to do.


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