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Honey Whole Wheat Bread

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)

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I love this bread; it works every time, and the crumb is so fine and tender. I make this bread just to have it on hand for the best toast in the world.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 2 loaves

Ingredients:

  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 egg

Preparation:

In large bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, yeast, and salt and mix well.

In saucepan, heat milk, orange juice, water, honey, and butter until warm. Add to flour mixture with egg and stir. Beat this batter for 3 minutes. Then, gradually stir in rest of whole wheat flour and enough remaining all-purpose flour for a firm dough.

Knead dough on floured work surface, adding more flour if necessary, for 5-8 minutes until smooth. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place about 1 hour, until doubled.

Punch down dough and divide in half. On lightly floured surface, press each piece of dough to a 14x7" rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly. Pinch edges to seal and place dough, seam-side down, into two greased 9x5" bread pans, making sure short ends of bread are snugly fitted against the sides of the pans. Cover and let rise in warm place until the dough fills the corners of the pans and is double in bulk, 30-40 minutes.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 35-40 minutes, until bread is golden brown. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. I like to brush the bread with butter when it's still hot from the oven for a softer crust.

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 4 out of 5
awesome recipe, Guest Lizbeth

i only have one loaf pan, so i made half the recipe i'm new to bread baking and was having some trouble with whole wheat sandwich breads. i was starting to get discouraged. i tried this recipe and it was wonderful. the only problem i had was mixing the milk and OJ and having the milk not curdle. once i got that taken care of, it was all smooth sailing. i will be making this again and again!

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