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    3 hrs 40 mins

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    40 mins

    Karen=^..^='s Note:

    This is the most awesome wheat bread I have ever eaten. It is worth the extra effort and because this recipe makes 4 loaves, you can freeze them and have enough for awhile :) Rising time included in prep.

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    1. 1
      Dissolve yeast in warm water.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, combine butter, molasses, honey and salt and mix well.
    3. 3
      Add yeast mixture and then gradually add flours.
    4. 4
      Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth.
    5. 5
      Place in buttered bowl and let rise until double.
    6. 6
      Punch down and let rest for a few minutes.
    7. 7
      Divide dough into 4 parts and shape into loaves.
    8. 8
      Place in greased pans and let rise for about an hour.
    9. 9
      Bake at 375* for 35 to 40 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 25, 2009


      I thought I would update my review, just in case it sells this recipe better. I have been making this bread for over a year now and is part of my best recipes collection. I have discovered that in weight, the wheat flour is 2 lb. and 4 oz. and the white flour is 1.5 lb. This makes the prep even easier. This bread has it all; perfect structure and texture, incredible flavor, beautiful crust, and toasts up very nicely. I don't understand those who have altered their baking times and temperatures...375 for 40 minutes has worked every time for me, and the crust is supposed to be a bit on the dark side...perhaps your ovens are out of sinc? I have easily made around 200 loaves with this formula since I found it, and it is always met with appreciation and grattitude. My sister even offered to buy 8 loaves from me to give away as Christmas gifts, and she said each recipient loved it. Awesome recipe!

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    • on February 18, 2009


      Great bread! I freeze three of the four loaves: to freeze the dough, follow recipe to step 7-- let it rise until double, then punch it down and form 4 loaves. Wrap in plastic wrap or put in a freezer bag. When you're ready to cook one, pull it out of the freezer, unwrap it, put it in a greased loaf pan and let it rise (I pull mine out at 8:00 AM and it's ready to cook by 5:30 PM). I live in the midwest at low elevation and cook my bread at 350 F for 30 minutes. Perfect. And it's ready just in time for dinner.

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    • on April 16, 2010


      One word. Yum! A friend had posted on FB that she tried your recipe and loved it. I asked her for the recipe # and I have since made it. The texture is nice and light. I followed your ingredient list to a "T" but added in 2 TBSP gluten. I make our own wheat bread regularly so followed the same guidelines while working with your wheat recipe. This is what works for me... I combined the yeast, water, molasses, honey, salt, gluten and 3 cups whole wheat flour. I let is sit or "sponge" for about 45 minutes. I then added the butter and remaining flour - both wheat and white. It didn't take the full hour to rise in my bowl. Maybe 40 minutes. I put the divided dough in my bread pans and it rose for another 30 minutes. I got 4 really good size loaves from the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Wholesome Homemade Honey Whole Wheat Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (2562 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1472.0
    Calories from Fat 261
    Total Fat 29.0 g
    Saturated Fat 15.5 g
    Cholesterol 61.0 mg
    Sodium 1389.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 277.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 23.6 g
    Sugars 47.5 g
    Protein 38.5 g

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