Ingredients

How to make it

  • In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the nasty, smelly yeast in the warm water, mixing it around until the water turns cloudy.
  • Add honey and stir well. Mix in whole wheat flour, salt and oil.
  • Work all-purpose flour into the mix gradually, 1 cup at a time, kneading until blended between each. This is time consuming and exhausting, but just think of how tasty it will be later on. Try not to drool into the dough.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for at least 15 to 20 minutes. (I just kept it in the bowl and kept kneading, which seemed to work.)
  • When dough is smooth and elastic, place it in a well-oiled bowl. Turn it several times in the bowl to coat the surface of the dough, and cover with a damp cloth.
  • Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Punch down the dough. Shape into two loaves, and place into two well greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise until dough is 1 to 1 1/2 inches above pans, about another hour.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Or, you can do like I did and make one giant uber mega zord loaf, which bakes for about 45 minutes. Check doneness and put it back in for an extra 10-15 if you have to.
  • **Somebody on the site suggested that it's best to bake this is a freshly heated oven. In other words, don't try baking it after cooking something else in a higher temperature. Even if you reduce the temperature, the oven is still too hot and the outside of the bread cooks faster than the inside, therefore making it doughy inside. Even mine was a bit doughy because I got impatient and hungry, but it was still awesome.
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  • melliegirl 4 years ago
    Do you think it will work if I add some pecan nuts to it?
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  • chefmal 4 years ago
    The sugar sounds like a good idea but the honey and bread adds enough calories, I think. And if I had a stand mixer, I wouldn't have to knead by hand. Punching it in the bowl was my attempt to save clean-up time but flour ended up everywhere anyway, so you're right, I should've done it on the counter. Definitely next time.
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  • nvma 5 years ago
    Just a thought, add the yeast to 1/2 c warm water in a cereal bowl with 2 T of sugar (or honey if you must). Then mix the water, whole wheat, salt add. honey, and oil with a hand mixer or stand mixer. Then add the yeast and water. Mix. Add white flour a cup at a time until the mixer gets hot. Then set your dough on a clean floured table to knead in the rest of the flour. (Not on the counter, not in the bowl) Kneading bread on a table if fun. The table is more stable than the bowl. You can punch the dough while you work off bad memories, drop it, slap it, draw faces within it. Makes the kneading time more fun. Just a thought. Finish as before.
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  • frankieanne 6 years ago
    It's hard to resist fresh bread. I just made a loaf myself. Congratulations! :)
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