Honey Wheat Bread

18 Jul 2012

Honey Wheat Bread



Aaaannnd, it is now time for bread number two.

You know, I can't figure out why I never made bread before. It is so simple. And apart from the "my arm hurts, so much kneading, why wrists, why are you so tiny?" feeling, it was a butt-kicking good time.

Don't worry, this is not the only time I was disappointed with my tiny wrists. I got this feeling when I used to work at Tim Hortons. I was handing one of the customers her food from the drive-through window, and she says "oh. I think I've lost my appetite. Your wrists look like malnourished little boys wrists" then drove off. Ah yes...Good times.





Adapted from AllRecipes
Ingredients:

-2 1/4 teaspoon rapid rise yeast
-1 teaspoon white sugar
-1/2 cup warm water
-1 370mL can evaporated milk
-1/4 cup water
-1/4 cup shortening, melted
-1/4 cup honey
-2 teaspoon salt
-2 cups whole wheat flour
-3 cups all-purpose flour
-2 tablespoons butter


Directions:

    1.   Dissolve yeast and sugar in the 1/2 cup of warm water. 
    2.   Combine the milk, 1/4 cup of water, shortening, honey, salt and whole wheat flour in a bowl. Mix in the yeast mixture and let it rest for around 15 minutes. Add the all-purpose flour, and knead for around 10 minutes. Place the dough in a buttered bowl and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let dough rise for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
    3.   Punch down and divide the dough in half. Place each half into a buttered loaf pan. Butter the top of the dough, and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm area until doubled in size (around 30 minutes)
    4.   Place a small pan of water on the bottom shelf of the oven. Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
    5.   Bake for around 25-35 minutes, or until golden brown. Butter crusts while still warm. 




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23 comments:

  1. How pathetic ... only at Timmies! My daughter has small wrists too and has problems with them too. As for the bread. It looks great! I too steered away from making it for the longest time. I don't know what I was fearing because it always turns out great for me :D

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  2. Sorry for the hand pain from kneading bread dough. But it is worth it, end result will be very good.

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  3. I used to think making bread at home is difficult too but now that I have tried I just loves making bread and buns now! Even if it turn out not to the shape but I still feel it is delicious! I have noticed most of your food post is very healthy! Good for your Cathleen! This Honey Wheat Bread looks soft in the texture! Got to make it one day!

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  4. Someone actually said that to you!?!? Beautiful loaf!

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  5. Beautiful loaf! I'm now addicted to bread baking ever since I started!

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  6. looks great and beautiful..

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  7. LOL. that is such a weird thing to say...but, this bread looks awesome! I`m sure i`ll love honey wheat bread .

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  8. Your loaf loks terrific. I think the fear of bread making has to do with the yeast - I didn't think I could do it until I had to for a blogging group, and lo, I had homemade bread. That lady was weird - I wouldn't worry about her.

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  9. This sounds like a lovely and easy bread recipe to make. I really enjoy making bread as well, especially ones that have good simple ingredients. That person from Tim Hortons was obviously very rued. I really don't know what comes over people sometimes, only a crazy person would have a comment like that.

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  10. What a lovely loaf my friend - I bet the honey flavour in it would go beautifully with a breakfast hot chocolate :D
    Mmmm, craving your baking!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. bread looks awesome...I want a piece now :)

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  12. So you're on a bread making kick now! Yay! It is addicting. You'll get some strength in those tiny wrists pretty soon and maybe you'll find that rude person and give her a good smacking.

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  13. There is nothing like freshly baked bread. This looks lovely. I wish I could have a slice with a thick dab of butter. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. I have never baled any bread, so I'm in awe of your accomplishment! Congratulations!

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  15. wow! never heard of honey wheat bread! I have only made banana bread until now, you have give me one more to try! Looks great!, and about the wrists, somebody actually said that to you? :0

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  16. Congrats on bread # 2 ! That small wrist can actually knead some delicious bread ! lol Way to go , Cathleen ! :D

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  17. Lovely loaf! I just love homemade bread - it is so good.

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  18. it's just waiting for jam and butter

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  19. So perfectly done!! thanks for dropping by at my site.. .love your space here. glad to follow you!

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  20. What a mean person! And bread looks amazing. I need to do one. The only one I've made so far was a beer bread, delicious as well :)
    Marta @ What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today?

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