Wonderful Whole Wheat Bread

Recipe by Acerast
READY IN: 4hrs
YIELD: 2 loaves




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