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Honey Wheat Bread

Honey Wheat Bread

Honey Wheat Bread


Honey and wheat go so well together, and the combination really makes for a great loaf of bread. This particular recipe has only a hint of sweetness (despite the name), and it makes great toast and sandwich bread.

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups Whole-wheat Flour

  • 1½ cups Bread Flour

  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • 1 teaspoon Salt

  • 6 tablespoons Honey

  • 1 tablespoon Yeast

  • 1½ cups warm Water

  • 1 egg (for egg wash)

  • Oats (for the top)

Directions

Start by adding your yeast to a bowl, along with your warm water, and let it sit for several minutes. Next, add your salt, olive oil, and honey, then begin mixing in your flour, a cup at a time.

When the dough has come together (it will be more like a batter than a firm bread dough), cover it, and allow it to rise for one hour.

After one hour, punch the dough down, then transfer the dough to a loaf pan (you may need to dust your hands with flour, as the dough will be very sticky), lined with parchment paper (you can alternatively grease the loaf pan with oil or butter, but parchment is more reliable in this case), and allow the dough to rise until it doubles in size (approximately 30-45 minutes).

When the dough has risen, bake it in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. To test the bread, you can insert a skewer (or knife) in the center, and when it comes out clean, the bread is done.

When the bread is done baking, remove it from the loaf pan, then allow it to cool on a rack for 15-20 minutes before slicing.

Dish and Photo by Adrian Rodriguez

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