I decided to make bread when I woke up this morning. I saw a recipe on Pinterest not too long ago for what looks like a delicious Honey Wheat Loaf. Actually, this blog, Budget Bytes, is one of my favorites.
Today, I found this recipe on All Recipes. I’ve made a few changes though in an effort to pump it up.
Honey Whole Wheat Bread
- 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
- 2 packages active dry yeast
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup Milled Flax Seed
- 1/2 cup Oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup oil (I used 1/2 Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 1/2 Vegetable Oil)
- 3 cups bread flour
- Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add honey, and stir well. Let the yeast proof for about 10 minutes. Mix whole wheat flour, flax seed, and oats in another bowl. Mix in whole wheat flour mix, salt, and vegetable oil in with the yeast mix. Work all-purpose flour in gradually. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for at least 10 to 15 minutes. I had to continually add bread flour to the table as I was kneading. Probably around 1/2 cup. When dough is smooth and elastic, place it in a well oiled bowl. Turn it several times in the bowl to coat the surface of the dough, and cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.
- Punch down the dough. Shape into two loaves, and place into two well greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise until dough is 1 to 1 1/2 inches above pans. (30 minutes in a warm place)
- Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes.