Friday, January 30, 2009

Homemade White-Wheat Bread

A few weeks ago I found Tammy's recipe for wheat bread and thought I'd give it a try. We love homemade bread and wheat is one of our favorites. We tried it and I can safely tell you that they did not last long in our kitchen. Since we are low on bread, it's cold out and I have the housework caught up, it seemed like the perfect day to get baking. I changed the recipe slightly to fit what I had in the pantry, as well as increased the amount of ingredients to yield more loaves.

Homemade White-Wheat Bread

3 cups luke warm water
3 Tblsp. milk
6 Tblsp. oil
6 Tblsp. honey
3 Tblsp. sugar
3 Tblsp. molasses
3 tsp. salt
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
6 tsp. active dry yeast

In a large mixing bowl combine water, milk, oil, honey, sugar, molasses and salt. Stir to mix well.

Add yeast and stir to dissolve.

Mix in flours, a cup at a time.

Knead until dough is smooth and elastic.

Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk. (There's no set time on how long this will take as it depends on the temperature& the humidity.)

Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide dough into equal portions and form into loaves. (This should give you at least 6 loaves.)

Place loves into greased bread loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes.

Remove bread from oven. Turn bread out onto a wire rack, thump loaves lightly on the bottom and listen for a hollow sound. When you hear this you know your loaves are done. (If not, place back into pan and return to oven for about 5-8 minutes. Check again for doneness.)

Allow loaves to cool before storing in bread bags.

*We did have 6 loaves but we used a loaf for dinner and another loaf went into our bread container.

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Blessed Beyond said...

Thank you for sharing the great recipe. They look yummy!!!
Hugs and Blessings,

Lisa said...

I'll definitely be trying this one. Thanks for all the great recipes and info! And I love your bread sacks - too cute!

Anonymous said...

Nichole, where did you get your bread bags? Do you buy them, and are they plastic or something else?

Lisa said...

I have to ask where you got those adorable bread bags from?

Lisa said...

Had a puter glitch and not sure if the last comment went thru or not.. but I was wondering where you got those bread bags from? So adorable!

Maopa said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe..I've always wanted to bake wheat bread:) Luv the bread bags..:)