Saturday, December 28, 2013

Recipe - Honey Whole Wheat Bread

This is my favorite homemade bread that I make.  It is also super fast to prepare, only taking a little over an hour from start to finish.  This bread is delicious, a little denser and sweeter than my white bread recipe.  I made it for my sisters this year for Christmas with some homemade jams to accompany it.

Honey Whole Wheat Bread
6 cups whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons Instant Yeast
4 teaspoons dough enhancer
2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup dry milk
6 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
1/4 cup honey (may substitute sugar or brown sugar)
1/4 cup oil
2 tablespoons soy lecithin
2 2/3 cups warm tap water
Combine dry ingredients (including sugar if you are not using honey) in mixer and mix on low speed about 1 minute (with dough hook). Add wet ingredients. Mix on speed 2 for a Kitchen Aid/Bosch for about 1 minute. Check texture. When right texture is achieved, continue kneading in mixer at speed 2 for about 8 minutes.  Prepare pans while dough is kneading. When kneading is complete remove dough from bowl and shape into a large ball on an oiled surface. Cut into 2 equal parts with an oiled knife. Form 2 loafs and place in oiled pans. Cover with towel and let rise 20 minutes or until double in size. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.  Remove from pans immediately and cool on a cooling rack. When completely cooled, slice and store in tied bread bags.

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