Friday, March 4, 2011

"Perfect for Sandwiches" Whole Wheat Bread

1 1/2 cups warm water- the temp. that you'd have a child wash their hands with
1 TBSP yeast
1 TBSP honey
3 cups of whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1 egg
Another 1 cup of flour on hand

I used my stand mixer with my bread hook attatchment but you can easily use a bowl with a wooden spoon. Mix together the first 3 ingredients and set aside for 5 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of flour with a fork, scraping down the edges of the bowl, until well combined. Now using your mixer stir in remaining flour, salt, olive oil and egg. Mix for one minute to incorporate. Test the dough to see if it's still sticky. From the extra cup add in until no longer sticky. You will have to scrape down the mixer once or twice to incorporate the flour on the bottom of the bowl. Once the dough is not sticky, knead with mixer for 2-3 minutes. If you're not using the mixer, just knead the dough for around 5 minutes. Cover with a clean hand towel and let this raise, in a warm place, for 30 minutes. I put mine in the oven during the colder months. Remove from bowl, separate into two parts and form it into two greased loaf pans. I grease my pans with butter. Let raise, covered in the oven for 1 another hour. Remove the towel but leave the loaves in and turn on oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and sounds hollow when you tap on it.


  1. i always roll my bread loaves to form them. ever done that? pat it out into a rectangle, then roll it up. makes a nice shaped loaf :-) also perfect if you're making cinnamon raisin bread, then you can roll the cinnamon right in the middle of it :-)

  2. in your original recipe you let it raise for 1 hr. With your whole wheat only recipe did you use 3 c flour and let it rise 1 hr or 2 total? Sorry I am a little confused.

  3. I did use 3 cups of whole wheat flour. Let it raise for one hour. Baked it at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.

  4. Thanks, Kel! I am so excited to try my hand at baking bread for my fam. It's getting so expensive to buy bread now :(

  5. i am def trying this!! been looking for a good whole wheat bread recipe!

  6. I made this bread and it is AWESOME... thanks for sharing the recipe!! This may just be the only bread we eat from now on!

  7. I've been having problems with it starting to mold 2-3 days after making it?? Ever have this problem?? Any suggestions. I've gone back to store bought because I was having to throw most of it away.

  8. Definitely keep it in the fridge. This warmer weather and it having no preservatives will cause it to mold.