Our Favorite Wheat Bread

"This bread is the best bread I've ever eaten, hands down! I have a neighbor who always tells me when he does me a favor that this is what he wants as "payment"! Really good fresh from the oven along with "Aunt Gin's Vegetable Soup" recipe #91938."
 
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Ready In:
2hrs 35mins
Ingredients:
8
Yields:
2 loaves
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ingredients

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directions

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water.
  • Combine butter, molasses, honey, and salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Add yeast mixture.
  • Gradually add flour.
  • Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth.
  • Place in greased bowl and let rise until double.
  • Punch down.
  • Let dough rest a few minutes.
  • Shape into 2 loaves.
  • Place in greased bread pans.
  • Let rise about 1 hour.
  • Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes.

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Reviews

  1. k2oneal
    Made this for Thanksgiving. Made 2 full loaves. Was very impressed. Made great French Toast and grilled cheese sandwiches but great for the holiday left overs also :) Will make again. Not as dense as other recipes.
     
  2. O-mama
    Good bread! Next time I think I'm going to reduce the honey.
     
  3. closet chef in ma
    I make bread every week and this is still one of my favorites! Thank you .
     
  4. goodstuff4you
    I'm not great at making yeast breads, but this one was easy and delicious!
     
  5. misscain
    I cut the recipe in half and used my bread machine with great results. Excellent flavor and texture. I am going to play around with the sweetness.
     
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Tweaks

  1. lovetocookfor5
    This is a keeper. I don't like the darker breads being too sweet so I changed it a little and added only 1T of Molasse and 1 T of honey, substituted the butter with applesauce and added a couple handfull of sunflower seeds, came out very good. Thanks for a great recipe.
     
  2. momof2leos
    EXCELLENT! I made this yesterday and although I had to substitute applesauce for butter (can't have dairy) it turned out fantastic. As a matter of fact, my toddler (a white bread lover) wanted this for her pbj sandwich today, she actully requested it over the white bread! I also added 2 TBS wheat gluten to mixture.
     
  3. lglowicki
    Have made this twice using a stand mixer. The first time I substituted olive oil for butter and had good but slightly greasy results. Yesterday I followed the recipe exactly and the loaves had a better texture, but not quite as tasty. Maybe I'll use both fats on the next batch. Very good, easy bread.
     

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