Wonderful Whole Wheat Bread

"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!"
Wonderful Whole Wheat Bread created by Mami J
Ready In:
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.

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  1. Mami J
    Wonderful Whole Wheat Bread Created by Mami J
  2. Mami J
    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.
  3. Brenda.
    Wonderful Whole Wheat Bread Created by Brenda.
  4. Brenda.
    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. newmama
    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!



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