Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Jeff's Honey Wheat Bread

2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast
1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1/3 cup warm water
2 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
4 Tbsp. butter - softened
1/2 Tbsp. salt
1 cup cold milk
1/8 cup honey

Dissolve yeast in sugar and warm water. Let it sit until foamy (about 5 min.) Add milk. Mix whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cup white flour, butter, salt, and honey. Knead 5-10 minutes. Add rest of white flour if needed (if too sticky).
Place in large greased bowl. Let rise 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Punch down. Let rest 5-10 minutes. Shape into loaves. Place in greased loaf pans. Cover with towel or plastic wrap. Place in warm area to rise 45 minutes - 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake 30 minutes.
Remove from pans to cool.