Thursday, July 21, 2011

Honey Wheat Bread

I just found this recipe a couple weeks ago.  I think it's our favorite now :-)  Until I find a better one of course :-)

1 (.25 ounce) package rapid rise yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup melted shortening
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups bread flour  (Needed way more than that!)  Probably more like 5 c. flour.  Just add as much as needed to make a kneadable ball.)

Directions
Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup warm water.
Combine milk, 1/4 cup water, shortening, honey, salt and wheat flour in bowl. Mix in yeast mixture, and let rest 15 minutes. Add bread flour, or mix and then knead 10 minutes. Place the dough in a buttered bowl, and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rise for 45 minutes, or until almost doubled.

Punch down, and divide dough in half. Roll out each half, and pound out the bubbles. Form into loaves, and place in buttered 9x5 inch bread pans. Butter the tops of the dough, and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm area until doubled; second rise should take about 30 minutes.
Place a small pan of water on the bottom shelf of the oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until tops are dark golden brown.

2 comments :

  1. Hi Lydia,

    This recipe for the bread looks great. I will be copying for future use.

    Might have to have you come over to help me puch, and roll out dough. This dough thing has never been my specialty. See you soon, Meemom

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  2. Or...I could always bring you guys a couple loaves :-) It would be fun to make he bread with you though! And it would make your house smell REALLY good!

    Miss you and can't wait to see you soon!!!
    Lydia

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