Homemade Wheat Bread...

Friday, November 4, 2011


Something Yummy for My Colonel's Tummy this week is...

Homemade Wheat Bread


And it is something YUMMY!

Who doesn't enjoy the smell and taste of homemade bread? 
It's very easy to make.
I've been making homemade bread for years, way before my Kitchen Aid mixer!

Honey Wheat Bread

Ingredients:


  • 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water.  Add honey, and stir well...



Mix in whole wheat flour, salt, and vegetable oil. 
Work all-purpose flour in gradually...


Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, 
and knead for at least 10 to 15 minutes... 


When dough is smooth and elastic, place it in a well oiled bowl. 
Turn it several times in the bowl to coat the surface 
of the dough, and cover with a damp cloth... 


Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.  
Punch down the dough. 
Shape into two loaves, and place into two well greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. 
Allow to rise until dough is 1 to 1 1/2 inches above pans.



Ready for the oven.
Brush both loaves with melted butter and bake in a preheated 
375 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes...


Let cool before slicing...


I use an electric knife to slice the bread
that way you don't crush the bread...




Doesn't it look easy to make?

Let me know if you try this recipe!


Enjoy your day!

11 comments :

  1. Now I know you are a professional - a professional cook - in my book. Anybody who can make bread from scratch - a professional.

    I was just reading a book on diabetes and it said to eat wheat and honey in the bread instead of the white.

    Looks delish and it's healthy!

    sandie

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  2. EASY, easy, easy.....love making bread for my family...and whole wheat is the way to go..... :)

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  3. I use to make my own bread all the time, (how my sons would fight over it, haha) but I haven't in years. I am afraid if I did now I'd sit down and eat the whole loaf....sooo good! Nothing like homemade bread! I can just taste it, warm and with butter...yum! I think the colonel is a lucky guy!

    Have a good week-end Lois!

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  4. Oh Lois, that bread looks so good.
    I wonder if I could use that recipe in my bread making machine. My sister-in-law gave us one some years back, and I did try an oatmeal bread but didn't like it, not the bread machines fault, just the taste.
    Also that chicken soup looks delectable as well, nothing like a bowl of chicken soup on a cold night.
    Wonderful, or when you have a cold.

    Thanks for all your well wishes, you are such a sweetie. Jim just got the video back from the photographer today, and these are the pics from the reception. We have to edit them first, I think,
    so it might be a week or so yet.
    Next week I will share some more
    wedding pictures. They have some beauties that were taken on the beach. This guy is an amazing photographer, they told them he was the best on the Island, and I have to think they were right on, he also did a slide show of their pics too, set to music. Priceless!

    It is a glorious day here in Florida, 72 degrees, breezy, Sunny
    Beautiful. Planted some Marigolds
    that I didn't get time to plant before hand, fortunately they looked fine sitting in their original containers since the grass came up so high, but needed to get
    them in the ground, as they don't hold water very long in those lil
    tiny pots. They add a very pretty
    spark of color out there.

    You have a fantastic weekend, and I am so glad your whole family will be together at Christmas with no impending bad news. Wonderful feeling...............I am sure!
    Bet you can't wait for Olivia to
    come home...........

    Love and Blessings, Nellie
    news

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  5. Lois I enlarged your bread photo, and it looks even better than professional, and I know it taste better. I like it even better because it is so easy.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sue

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  6. I've never made bread at home. Your recipe looks easy and the finished product delicious! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. I have never been a bread maker. Years ago I did some in the bread machine...until it walked off the counter and broke! ha! Then I gave up!

    Yours looks so yummy...and kinda sounds easy.

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  8. I can imagine how frightful it was to have your husband in Afganistan I know that is spelled wrong.I make my bread using the kitchen aide also, never again the old fashioned way. Oh how sweet of you to make us some yummy bread! I meant to say further up that my dad was in vietnam and it was very scary for mom my brothers and I. I don't know what happened to my blog today, I copied and pasted the thanksgiving day mix and it messed up my wording putti
    Ng it out of place, I had to laugh of how you could make sense of what I wrote. Come around a little more often and you will see I do some crazy things! Have a great weekend. Hugs

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  9. I am going to try this. I have only made bread a couple of times. This looks really good :o)

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  10. Looks like I'm staying up late tonight to have some fresh bread for breakfast. Thanks for being my inspiration to get off the computer tonight!

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  11. Oooh boy! It was sooo hard to go to sleep last night with the smell of fresh bread, but it's totally worth it this morning! Will definitely make this recipe again.

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