August 13, 2010

Honey Whole Wheat Bread

Are you ready? The most delightful, soft, fluffy, sweet, whole wheat loaf of bread you will ever make. I hope it's your first time making bread, 'cause there's a slight possibility that you will never forget this guy. He's incredible. Thank you Aunt Diane!

Honey Whole Wheat Bread
  • 2 1/4 cups water luke warm (about 30 seconds in microwave)
  • 1/2 cup molasses, or sweetener of choice (I use agave)
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 5-6 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten
  • 4 tablespoons ground flax (used as an oil substitute, but I only have chia seeds most of the time, so I've used olive oil)
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt

  1. In a bowl add water and molasses and mix. Sprinkle yeast over the top of mixture. Stir until dissolved.
  2. In Kitchen Aid bowl place 4 cups flour, gluten, flax and salt.
  3. Mix with bread hook for 1 minute on Stir or Speed 2.
  4. On Speed 2, gradually add yeast mixture to flour mixture, about 2 or 3 minutes. Continue on Speed 2 adding remaining flour, ½ cup at a time until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl. Then mix on Speed 2 for 5 minutes longer.
  5. (Don’t add more than the maximum amount of flour even if it doesn’t clean the sides of bowl…too much flour will cause a dry loaf)
  6. Place in a greased bowl ( use the Kitchen Aid bowl spraying it with PAM J), turning to grease top.
  7. Cover, let rise in warm place, free from draft, until doubled in size (about 1 hour)
  8. Punch down loaf. Put back into Kitchen Aid bowl and mix on Speed 2 for 3 minutes
  9. Divide in half and place into two greased bread pans. Let rise....once the bread rises to the top of the bread pan (about 20-25 minutes) Start to preheat oven to 375 degrees . Bake at 375 degrees for a full 45 minutes (mine has never taken a full 45 mins, so check it after 25 minutes or so, tapping the top and listening for a good hollow sound). Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks.

Eat it every chance you get.

Also, I made 2 loaves and froze one. I will let you know if it still tastes like heaven after a week in the frozen land. :) enjoy!!


  1. i can;t wait until the morning so i can make this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. i sent your bloglink to my mom and when i came in from running, she had already made this!!!