Monday, October 11, 2010

Warm ‘n Wonderful Wheat Bread and a Great Deal on Taste of Home Magazine!

I love to bake bread, especially in the fall! There’s just enough of a chill in the air to really appreciate the warmth of the oven and the aroma of fresh baked bread…mmmm…


I think I have found a new favorite recipe! It’s easy, makes two loaves and comes out light and airy with a wonderful wheaty flavor. Here’s the recipe.

Honey Wheat Bread

  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour (I used bread flour)

  • 3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour, divided (fresh ground is best)

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) or 5 tsps. active dry yeast

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1-1/4 cups water

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon salt


  • In a bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups whole wheat flour and yeast. In a saucepan, heat milk, water, honey, butter and salt to 120°-130°; add to flour mixture. Blend on low speed until moistened; beat on medium for 3 minutes. Gradually stir in remaining whole wheat flour and enough of the remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.

  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

  • Punch dough down. Shape into two loaves; place in a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.

    This is how it looked 5 minutes after it came out of the oven!  


    Yes, we were burning our mouths, but it was sooo worth it!

    I found this recipe at Taste of Home online. I love their searchable recipe database! I also love their magazine! Right now there is a great deal on a  Taste of Home subscription. It’s only $3.99 for a year! You can read more about how to get it at that price by clicking here:

    There are offers on a couple of other good magazines too!

    Cook up something warm and wonderful!


    1. Oh I just love the smell of fresh bread! Yours looks wonderful!

    2. I love fresh bread and your loaves look wonderful!

    3. I'm like you, I also love baking fresh bread and would not have been able to resist tasting it right out of the oven. Your loaves look so high and crusty.

    4. Mom that bread looks amazing!! Maybe one day when you forgive me I can get some? :( :)

    5. Oh, YUM!!! Let me forward this to the hubs!

    6. I have been on a serious bread kick for a while now. Thanks for posting this!!! If you have time, please link this to my new linky party!

    7. The followers section of your blog looks fine to me!


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