My husband’s friend is huge into making everything from scratch. He gave him his special recipe of Homemade Whole Wheat Bread from www.cookingbread.com. He makes a couple of loaves and then freezes them so he can have homemade bread all the time! I attempted to make it and it was DELICIOUS!!! WAY better than store bought wheat bread that is for sure! Enjoy!
- 1 ¾ cup lukewarm milk
- ¼ cup butter (melted)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- ¼ cup buckwheat honey (I just use honeybear honey)
- 1 large egg beaten
- 4 teaspoons instant yeast
- 5-5½ cups whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Heat milk to 110-115 F.
- Pour into a bowl add melted butter, olive oil, buckwheat honey and beaten egg, mix all together until well blended.
- Add in 3 cups of flour, salt and yeast mix until smooth - about 2 minutes.
- Allow dough to rest for 20 minutes.
- Gradually add flour until the dough becomes a soft dough.
- Pour out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 8 - 10 minutes adding more flour as needed.
- Place dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let proof for about 1½ hours or till double in bulk.
- Pour out dough onto a flat surface and knead for a minute or two.
- Cut dough in half and shape into loaves.
- Place into two greased 4.5x8.5 loaf pans.
- Cover with plastic wrap and allow to double in size.
- Bake in a preheated 350 F oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Remove from pans and cool on a wire rack.
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