Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wholeness in Bread

once again, I am not sure where this recipe came from.... it is possible it came from but I have been using it for 2 years- and it is the bread that we use for sandwiches, for company, and for just slathering with homemade butter. At the request of many- here it is.

Whole Wheat Bread

1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup honey
1 cup warm water (110-120 degrees)
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup oil ( I use extra virgin olive oil- because I like the flavor)
1 pkg. dry yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp)

mix above ingredients together until blended and yeast is dissolved.

add in 3 1/2 whole wheat flour (or until the dough pulls away from the sides)
Knead for 6-10 minutes on a floured surface- until smooth.
Roll dough into lightly oiled bowl. cover with tea towel and rise for 1 hour.
Shape into greased loaf pan: cover and let rise another 30-60 minutes.
bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. then cover with foil, bake an additional 20 minutes.

:: simple trick if the weather is a bit wet and chilly outside::
preheat oven on lowest temperature possible, mine is at 130.... once preheated, turn oven off, but oven light on. Place dough in oven with light on and watch it rise.


  1. Looks beautiful...I made some whole wheat bread today and it came out in a really odd shape. I'll attempt again soon...I'll try your recipe. Do you think it'll work well in a breadmaker?

  2. thanks for the recipe! i'm gonna give it a whirl in my breadmaker - do you think it will need the same amount of yeast?

  3. I have never made this in a bread maker.... but our "Who-Bread" (SouleMoma)is awesome in a bread maker.