Friday, April 22, 2011

Yummy Whole Wheat Bread

I am a sucker for fresh baked bread. There is nothing better than warm soft fresh out of the oven bread. I love white and wheat bread. I love that when I make bread the smell of fresh baked bread fill my whole house. I just love it! This bread is soft and tender, but still has a good hearty wheat taste to it. Add a little cinnamon honey butter and I'm in heaven!






Whole Wheat Bread

1 package (2 1/4 tsp) yeast
3 cups lukewarm water
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup honey
6 tbs nonfat dry milk
6 tbs butter
5 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tbs salt
2 cups white all purpose flour

Soften yeast in 3 cups lukewarm water in a large mixing bowl of stand mixer with dough hook attachment. Add remaining ingredients and beat until dough forms a ball and leaves sides of bowl.  Continue with dough hook kneading for about 5-10 minutes. Remove beater, cover bowl, and let dough rise for 1 hour in a warm place away from drafts. Punch down and shape into 2 loaves. Place in 2 well greased 5 x 9 - inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise until almost doubled in size about 45 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a deep golden brown. Turn loaves out onto a wire rack and cool. Brush tops with melted butter.

Recipe Source: Adapted slightly from the Lion House Bakery cookbook.



Cinnamon Honey Butter

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Beat butter, honey, and cinnamon together with hand mixer until creamy. Serve at room temperature.

10 comments:

  1. That look so delicious! You did a fantastic job!

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  2. This bread sounds fantastic, I'm trying to gain my courage to try bread again (after a miserable fail). This has moved to the top of the list! The addition of honey butter doesnt hurt too. =)

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  3. That is some beautiful bread! I'm a terrible baker so I'm incredibly envious of your skills :) Thanks for including the cinnamon butter recipe. Now THAT, i can make! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I'd like the crust, sliced thick with butter and honey, please!

    Beautiful!

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  5. Tell me about fresh from the oven bread, I always loved it and I always will. Have to try and make your recipe looks lovely....thanks for sharing:)
    I made some crackers:)
    http://mywanderingspoon.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/homemade-seeded-four-cheese-crackers/

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  6. This bread looks amazing! Can't wait to try it and the butter! Thanks!

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  7. Your bread looks fantastic, I'm a sucker of a warm loaf of homemade bread. And I cannot wait to try your cinnamon butter too.

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  8. MMMMM @ that butter!! Great idea!
    The loaf looks fantabulous!

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  9. Bread looks wonderful! And really, who can resist honey butter. I just made some yesterday. My favorite! Great post.

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  10. Beautiful loaves....and the thought of cinnamon honey butter...heaven!

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