Wonderful Whole Wheat Bread

Total Time
4hrs
Prep 0 mins
Cook 4 hrs

Here's one that I clipped from Midwest Living many years ago. My family loves it. Estimated time includes mixing, rising, shaping and baking. A labor of love - and great therapy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine yeast and water; stir to dissolve yeast.
  2. Stir in the melted butter and salt.
  3. Add the whole wheat flour and mix well.
  4. Let stand for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the honey.
  6. Stir in as much unbleached flour as you can.
  7. Turn dough out onto a floured surface.
  8. Knead enough remaining flour to make a stiff dough that's smooth and elastic (8-10 minutes).
  9. Place the dough in a greased bowl.
  10. Cover; let rise until double in size (1 1/4 hours).
  11. Punch down dough; let rise again until almost double (about 45 minutes).
  12. Divide dough; shape into two loaves and place in two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.
  13. Cover; let rise until nearly double and center is rounded (45 minutes).
  14. Bake in a 350F oven for 30 minutes then COVER WITH FOIL if necessary to prevent browning.
  15. Continue baking for 15 to 20 minutes more or until done.
  16. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
  17. While warm, you may brush loaves with melted butter.
Most Helpful

5 5

Really good bread. I made 1 in a loaf pan and 1 in a round pan. Both baked up very nicely. It tastes just like whole wheat bread should, and it wasn't dry at all. Thank you for posting. Made for I Recommend Tag, Jan '09.

5 5

Easy and delicious! I made 2 round loaves vs using bread pans and they were done in about 42 minutes. I did take your advice and cover with foil at 30 minutes and the loaves were gorgeous! DH circled the kitchen like a vulture until I broke down and let him cut into a warm loaf. Highly recommended :)

5 5

I have never made bread before, so I don't have a point of reference, but this was so easy! It was a bit more dense than I expected, but the taste was perfect! I halved the recipe, but next time I won't! We ate the whole thing!