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Honey Wheat Bread

This recipe produces two beautiful, high loaves that have wonderful texture and slice very well. The tempting aroma of this bread baking can cut the chill from a cool autumn day. It's a tribute to the goodness of wheat. -Dorothy Anderson, Ottawa, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour, divided
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 cups whole wheat flour and yeast. In a saucepan, heat milk, water, honey, butter and salt to 120°-130°; add to flour mixture. Blend on low speed until moistened; beat on medium for 3 minutes. Gradually stir in remaining whole wheat flour and enough of the remaining all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Shape into two loaves; place in a greased 8x4-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Bake at 375° for 40-45 minutes. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 99 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.

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