Honey White Bread

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    cups warm water (I boil mine first in the electric kettle and then let it cool off a bit.)
  • 23
    cup honey (Local and Raw if you can get it.)
  • 1 34
    tablespoons active dry yeast (I use the kind in the jar and store in the frig.)
  • 1 12
    teaspoons salt
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DIRECTIONS

  • 5 Easy Steps:
  • 1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together warm water and honey until honey is dissolved. Add yeast, and cover with a towel.
  • 2. In about 10-20 minutes, your mixture should look like the picture above. (I would describe it as delightfully frothy.) Mix in your salt, and then add the bread flour one cup at a time. (I use the whisk for the first three cups and then switch to a wooden spoon or silicone spatula for the last three cups. For the very last cup, I don't even stir.).
  • (Take any rings off between Steps 2 and 3. I learned this the hard way. Keep them on the counter that is farthest away from the garbage disposal. I also learned this the hard way.).
  • 3. Add a little extra flour to your hands and knead the dough, about 5 minutes. (Maybe this will get me in trouble with the baking police, but I knead the dough right in the large mixing bowl. It keeps my counter cleaner.) Place kneaded dough in a large, greased bowl and cover with towel.
  • 4. After an hour, your dough should have risen significantly. (Here comes the best part!) Punch the dough (Don't hold back! Get out all your frustration!) and then knead again for a couple of minutes. Divide into two lightly-greased loaf pans and cover with your towel once more.
  • 5. After allowing the dough to rise for 30 minutes in the loaf pans, bake in a preheated oven at 325 for 30-35 minutes. (For my oven, it's about 33 minutes. A lot of bread recipes use an oven at 350. I find 325 works better for honey.).
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