Tuesday, July 24, 2012

One Proud Moment

"The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight." --M.F.K. Fisher

So if you really understood how truly ecstatically proud I am of this moment.. 
You may just possibly be a little embarrassed for me..

But this summer while Blake works about 72 hours a week & I work any where from 25-45.. 
I have some time that I get a little lonely & depressed if I am not doing anything..
So I decided I wanted to take advantage of the extra time & be a good home making wife and save us some money and learn a new talent..
So I looked up how to knead bread on You Tube.. 
researched a significant amount of recipes..
Miserably Failed a couple of times..
& Finally..

 I made a beautiful yummmy yummy loaf of bread!
& I couldn't be more grateful that it finally came out right..

 Blake and I think this recipe tastes perfect!
[& We had a friend tell me it was better than Great Harvest!]
So if you've been wanting to learn how to make bread
 [& want to feel as dang happy as I do about this accomplishment.. haha]
I dare you to try it!
& Then share your excitement with me when it comes out right!

 Honey Whole Wheat Bread
yields 3 loaves


  • 3 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 5 cups bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey. Add 5 cups white bread flour, and stir to combine. Let set for 30 minutes, or until big and bubbly.
  2. Mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup honey, and salt. Stir in 2 cups whole wheat flour. Flour a flat surface and knead with whole wheat flour until not real sticky - just pulling away from the counter, but still sticky to touch. This may take an additional 2 to 4 cups of whole wheat flour. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat the surface of the dough. Cover with a dishtowel. Let rise in a warm place until doubled.
  3. Punch down, and divide into 3 loaves. Place in greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pans, and allow to rise until dough has topped the pans by one inch.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes; do not over bake. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine when done to prevent crust from getting hard. Cool completely 

Good luck!
I hope it turns out just perfect..
Have a wonderful Tuesday.

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