Prep 2 hrs
Cook 40 mins
I got this recipe out of Taste of Home's Quick Cooking and I absolutely love it! It is a favorite here at home. This bread comes out real soft and very tasty! I like to heat it up in the toaster oven or microwave and then put butter on top. Yum!
- 3 1⁄2-4 cups bread flour, divided
- 2 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour, divided
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine
- 1 egg
- all-purpose flour
- In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups bread flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, yeast and salt.
- In a saucepan, heat the milk, water, honey and butter to 120-130 degrees.
- Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Beat in egg until smooth.
- Stir in the remaining whole wheat flour and enough remaining bread flour to form a stiff dough.
- Turn onto a surface lightly dusted with all-purpose flour; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 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; let rest for 10 minutes.
- Divide into thirds; shape into loaves.
- Place in three greased 9-in.
- x 5-in.
- x 3-in.
- loaf pans.
- Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cover loosely with foil if tops brown too quickly.
- Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
this is a great bread for toast and sandwiches.I give a loaf to my friends and they all call me the same day to say it's wounderful. we all in the family like it so munch it's all the bread we use.
I made this in the bread machine and WOW! I reduced the servings to 2 loaves and used the 2lb setting. Half the loaf is gone already. Very moist, much like store bought bread. Might be better if I add the salt next time :) This is one I'll make over and over.
WOW! this bread is awesome! I'm eating warm bits of it as I type! The crumb is fluffy, the honey has a nice presence, and Its going to be a great base to play with. I used soy milk, because it was what I had on hand, and made 4 hand formed loaves in lieu of the bread pans. they turned out beautiful. I like my bread with color, so the toasting wasn't a problem. I used my kitchenaid to knead it, and the raw dough was tasty too. It rose super fast, and took me slightly less to cook, but I'm also at high altitude. great recipe!