Honey whole wheat bread
After trying multiple wheat bread recipes, I finally tweaked one until I'd found the perfect one. My family thinks it's the best so far!
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 6
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2½ tsp instant yeast
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cups red wheat flour
  • 1 to 1½ cups white wheat flour
  • ¼ cup nonfat dry milk
  • 2 T gluten
  • 1¼ tsp salt
  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients and stir until dough starts to leave the sides of the bowl. Dough should be soft and pliable though not overly sticky.
  3. Transfer dough to a lightly greased surface and knead for 6 to 8 minutes. You can also mix and knead the dough using an electric mixer with a dough hook.
  4. Transfer dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover and allow to rise until nearly doubled in size, approx. 1 to 2 hours depending on the temperature of your kitchen.
  5. Remove dough and place on lightly greased mat or counter. Shape into an 8" log and place in a greased 8½" x 4½" loaf pan. Cover loosely with lightly greased saran wrap or kitchen towel and let rise for another 1 to 2 hours or until the center of the loaf is 1" above the edge of the pan.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes. Tent with aluminum foil and bake another 15 to 20 minutes until done.
  7. Remove from loaf pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely before slicing. Store at room temperature in a plastic bread bag or covered with saran wrap.
* Play around with the amount of flour, starting with less rather than more. Depending on how you measure your flour (e.g., spooned into the measuring cup versus dipping the cup into the container), you'll need more or less than the recipe calls for. Weather can also play a huge part in the dough's consistency and amount of flour and/or water needed. * You can find bread bags at most grocery stores next to the sandwich and freezer bags. Instead of a zip lock, they feature a twist-tie design.
Recipe by Half-Scratched at https://www.halfscratched.com/honey-whole-wheat-bread-recipe/