This homemade bread is a combination of white flour, whole wheat, and honey.
If this is your first time making homemade bread, worry not because this honey wheat bread will surely become your family’s favorite. You may be wondering from where comes such certainty, well just read on bellow, and find out a few of the reasons why we love this recipe so much.
What makes honey wheat bread special?
So, what makes a loaf of this wheat bread so irresistible?
- It is egg-free
If you belong to the group of people that due to various reasons cannot consume eggs, you are in luck because this recipe is completely egg-free. Still, this is not a downside because though it contains no eggs it has an amazing texture.
- It is soft
In case you are a fan of crispy crust, this is not the recipe for you because the honey what bread is incredibly soft. Being soft as it is, this homemade bread is perfect for making sandwiches for your family.
- You get 2 loaves out of it
Once you taste it, you will see why this is such a big deal. Mostly one loaf is just not enough to satisfy the needs of both hungry children and adults.
- It is sweetened by honey
Another great thing about this recipe is the fact that it does not include white sugar as its ingredient. Instead, it uses honey and for best results, we recommend using local honey.
Can a bread maker be used to knead the dough?
The original recipe suggests using a stand mixer to knead the dough, however in case you have no stand mixer at your disposal you can always use your hands.
Anyway, your best option is using a bread maker because it is very simple and easy. All you need to do is add in the ingredients, follow the instructions and set your bread maker to “dough’ settings and your job is half-done. Now, all that is left to do is take out the dough and baked it by following the recipe’s instructions.
Where do you put the bread dough to rise?
The first thing you need to know about this recipe is that these dough needs to rise twice. The first time is after the mixing and the second time after it is divided into bread pans.
One option is to put your oven on the lowest temperature and leave it for no more than two minutes to heat. Then, turn it off and place the dough inside. Close the door of your oven and leave in the dough to rise. Or you can always go with the old-fashioned way and if the weather is sunny, place the dough on the table well-exposed to the sun.
What is the best flour combination for wheat bread?
When it comes to choosing a flour combination, this recipe is very versatile. The standard recipe uses shite bread flour and whole wheat flour as its ingredients, but if you want to you can switch it up a bit. If you like you can use only whole wheat flour and you will end up with a very dense and heavy loaf. But, if you prefer a soft honey wheat bread we recommend you stick to the original recipe.
Honey wheat bread recipe
Prep time 1 hour
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 1 hour and 30 minutes
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 cups warm milk
- 2 packages baking yeast
- 3 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup of warm water
- 2 ¼ cups bread flour
- Put the listed amount of milk, water, and honey into the bowl of your stand mixer. Then, sprinkle some yeast over the mixture and allow it to sit for 5 minutes and get foamy.
- Next, add in the whole flour to the combination and use the beater blade attachment to mix in the flour. Once the flour is moistened, leave the mixture to sit for about 10 minutes.
- Now, add in the bread flour, salt and butter and beat the dough for 10 minutes, using either the stand mixer or your hands.
- Pour some oil onto a large bowl and place the dough in it. Then cover the dough and leave it in the preheated oven or any other warm place of your choice. Let it rise until it reaches double its size.
- Once done, shape the dough into bread loaves, place them into bread pans and again cover and leave to rise for about 20 minutes.
- Put it in the oven to bake at 350 degrees for about half an hour.
- While still warm use butter to brush the top loaves if you want to make your bread even softer.
- Finally, leave it to cool, then slice and serve.
- Store the leftover bread slices into an airtight container.