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…

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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!  

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    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!

  • 7 comments :

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

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

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    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.

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

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

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    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! http://athomewithhaley.blogspot.com/2010/10/recipes-i-cant-wait-to-try-4.html

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

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