Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Homemade Honey Wheat Bread

I have been wanting to make bread with my pink mixer for quite some time. A few Sunday's ago I was home alone for a while, so I decided why not? The dough hook attachment made kneading so easy - it did all of the work for me! I think it turned out really well and will definitely make it again. I gave the second loaf to my Mom and Dad, because that's just the kind of daughter I am - ha ha, but you could freeze it if you like.
Honey Wheat Bread
3 cups whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur brand)
1 T vital wheat gluten
2 packets of rapid rise yeast
2 1/2 cups warm water
In large bowl (preferably a KitchenAid), add the 3 cups flour, wheat gluten and yeast. Stir. Add in warm water and stir until combined. Let sit for 10 minutes.
1/3 cup canola oil
1/3 cup honey
1 1/2 T lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best)
1 T salt
3 1/2 - 4 cups whole wheat flour
Mix the oil, honey, lemon juice and salt in a small bowl. Add to flour mixture after the 10 minutes. Mix until combined. Add in the additional flour and mix. Now knead the dough for 10 minutes with the dough hook. When it is done divide the dough into two loaves. Make sure they are even. Shape them into loaf form. Place the dough into 2 loaf pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. After the loaves ahve risen, bake them for 30 minutes. They should be golden brown. Let cool before slicing, if you can wait.

7 comments:

  1. Ha-ha! After all those fruits and veggies they give you you NEED to give 'em some bread! LOL!

    Great job! It looks good! One day I'll make bread. :)
    ~ingrid

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  2. Oh goodness, you are quite the cook! Everything sure looks mouth watering including the peanut butter pie. You have a special talent to make bread I believe. Wish I had a warm piece with butter, oh la la.
    Happy Twirls

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  3. WOW that looks perfectly delicious!!

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  4. Oh how much would I love a pink mixer! So cute!

    Thanks for your comment about my daughter's party!

    I might have to try this recipe out actually, it has some interesting twists to it that I've never seen before. You can't go wrong with something from Maria's blog!

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  5. This sounds oh so delicious :) Yummy yummy my new blogging friend!! xo

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  6. Wow that looks great! I've been meaning to try making bread in my KitchenAid for a while but most of my friends use a Bosch, so it's great to see a recipe that would work for me. Thanks for stopping to say hello, your blog is beautiful!

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  7. Thank you for the SWEET birthday wishes!! You blessed my heart with your comment.

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