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Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Whole Wheat Bread Recipe . . .

I've been a long time whole wheat bread maker.  It something that my family has always loved over the years.  I'm amazed at how we can devour 2 loafs of whole wheat bread in a day or two.  

It's doubly delicious served with homemade jam
or my neighbor Jim's homegrown beehive honey.  It's a real treat every time he brings some across the street for us!

Recently my bread mixer went 'out of order'
 and I haven't been able to replace it yet.  About the same time my sister gave me this new bread recipe that I could make easily in one bowl with my little portable mixer.  

I was 

But sure enough - it works and is so delicious!  

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We do grind our own wheat flour from Lehi Roller Mills winter white wheat.  
But I have bought specialty whole wheat flour at the grocery store in a pinch and it is delicious as well.

Easy 6-ingredient Whole Wheat Bread

3 C. Very warm bordering on hot water
1 T. Yeast (my favorite - SAF instant :)
(let sit for about 5-7 minutes)
1 T. salt
1/3 C. Honey
1/3 C. Vegetable oil
6-7 C. Whole wheat flour

That's it, add the ingredients in the order given,
cover with dish towel let rise for 45 min
shape into two loaf pans
let rise

(this is my rising trick - 
preheat the oven to 170 and turn off,
let dough rise in oven for 30 minutes) 

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
or until crust turns a light brown.
Let cool in pans for 10 minutes,
remove to cooling rack.  
I lightly brush the tops of loaves with water, it keeps
the crusts softer.

as the wafting aroma of home baked bread
draws your neighbors in from far and wide ;)


Momza said...

Yum! I'm making that recipe this morning!! Thanks, Kristin!

Joy For Your Journey said...

We love homemade wheat bread in our house!! In fact I was eating a piece while reading this post. But we will for sure try out this recipe. It looks very easy!! Thanks.

Amy said...

I have been searching for a good whole wheat bread recipe for a while. Especially and easy one since I don't have a kitchenaid or a bread machine. I am so excited to try this! Big hug for posting it!

Sue said...

I'm not sure why, but no matter what yeasty thing I make it doesn't turn out right. I think I end up getting too much flour in it, but who knows? My mom is the best baker on earth, but I am pretty dismal.

I'm really good at the bread EATING, though.


tammy said...

Yummy! Thanks for this!

ailinh harris said...

I've never made my own bread before, but I should give it a try! The picture looks so delish!

Shewinn8 said...

I am not much of a baker but that looks easy enough for me and it looks delicious. Remember when I said I would LOVE to live down the street from you....I would happen to time my visits as you opened the oven door to pull out that bread!! lol

Loralee and the gang... said...

This is fairly close to the recipe that I make using my Kitchen Aid mixer. But I especially like the 170 degree oven tip. I will try that!

Reeses Pieces said...

I never bake bread because it intimidates me but I actually think I can handle this one. Thanks for sharing!

Skeller said...

mmmmmm, I might have to try my hand at this... :-D

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