Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins
Another recipe from Brother Boniface, a 95 year old Trappist Monk from Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, SC. He still helps in the kitchen to this day, coming in his wheelchair to chop vegetables. I made this recipe in my breadmaker with 5 c. flour - made one large, delicious loaf.
- 3 packages active dry yeast
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 3⁄4 cup warm milk
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 5 -6 cups bread flour
- Preheat oven to 375, or use your bread machine.
- If using bread machine, add ingredients as recommended by your manufacturer.
- If making by hand, dissolve yeast in warm water.
- Add warm milk, honey, butter and salt.
- Add enough flour to make a soft dough, and knead on a floured board until smooth and elastic, or to a count of 200.
- Let rise and double in size.
- Punch down and let rise again halfway.
- Roll into 2 loaves and place in 2 greased loaf pans.
- Let rise to about 1 1/2 inches above the pan top.
- Bake at 375 for approximately 35 minutes, or until the loaves sound hollow when tapped.
- near the end of the baking time, lower the oven temperature to 350.
- Remove from oven and let cool.