Honey Wheat Bread

This is my daughter in laws favorite bread recipe.  It is simple and uses few ingredients so that it is a good recipe to use when living on your food storage, plus the bread is delicious.

Howard

  • 2 ½ cups hot water (140˚)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 6-8 cups whole wheat flour and/or all-purpose flour (for a lighter loaf)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp yeast
  • non-fat cooking spray

Put hot water into mixing bowl.  Add honey and 3 to 4 cups of flour.  Mix until flour is wet.  Add yeast and mix for 15 seconds.  Add salt; mix.  Add flour until dough has formed a ball and is not sticking to sides or bottom of bowl.  It should be a little sticky; don’t add too much flour if you want a soft loaf of bread.  Knead bread in mixer until smooth and elastic; about 3 to 5 minutes depending on machine, or about 10 minutes by hand.  Rub shortening or oil on your hands and form dough into 2 loaves.  Place in pans coated with cooking spray; cover with plastic wrap coated with cooking spray.  Let rise until doubled in size.  Carefully remove plastic wrap.  Place in pre-heated oven at 300˚ for 35 minutes.  Makes two 4×8 inch loaves.

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5 Responses to Honey Wheat Bread

  1. Anonymous says:

    looks great, i’ll have to give it a try this weekend.

  2. Jo says:

    Sounds great, but how would u cook this without electricity? I’m a newbie, so I have so much to learn!

  3. admin says:

    There are many ways, a solar oven, kerosene stores, wood fired ovens all the methods your great grandparents used. Do a search under cooking or stoves and that should answer some of your questions.
    Howard

    • Jennifer says:

      If you run that flour through your griendr one more time, you will get a loftier flour. In addition, you can amend your flour with the addtion of 1/4 cup of dried potato flakes, a tablespoon of vital wheat gluten and 1/2 cup of non-fat dry milk. You can also drop a couple of vitamin c tablets in with your wheat when you grind it. Yeast LOVES vitamin c or ascorbic acid, it will help you have a higher more delicious loaf of bread. Also, I use Demmarara sugar and about 3 Tablespoons of oil.

  4. Jo says:

    Thanks…will see solar oven demo soon!

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