Whole Wheat Honey Bread

Whole Wheat Honey Bread

I made this after reading Outside Wonderland by Lorna Jane Cook. No, there wasn't a recipe in book but, I was inspired to make this from reading that.


2 cups warm water (110 degrees)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 TB active dry yeast
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 or 5 cups all purpose flour

Disolve yeast in warm water. Add honey and stir well.

Mix in whole wheat flour, salt and vegetable oil.
Work AP flour in gradually.

Turn dough out onto floured surface, knead 10 minutes.
When dough is smooth and elastic, place in oiled bowl. Turn the dough so it's oiled. Cover and let rise 45 minutes.

Punch dough down, shape into two loaves. Place in well greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Let rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes.
Be prepared to be awed by the aroma of comfort if such a thing may be smelled.

One of my favorites - fresh bread with a good quality marmalade.

Book review (with spoilers, you've been warned) is here: Novel Meals


Velva said...

Homemade bread-ahh! Beautiful. Your photos are really nice too.

Happy Valentine's Day. Hope you are enjoying it.


Adelina said...

interesting inspiration- the bread looks tempting- especially with jam on!

Katerina said...

I bet that was one sweet bread! I love homemade bread!

Pierce said...

Thank you ladies! That was an effort of love and I, finally, got this on right. Highly recommended :-)

Juliana said...

I love homemade bread, and yours look delicious and healthy...whole wheat and honey...yummie!

Pierce said...

Thanks Juliana. I was quite pleased with these hearty loaves.

Rita said...

Wow! looks so good; keeping this recipe and hope I can reproduce it in my Bread Machine.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Lovely loaves! Whole wheat and honey go so nicely together. ☺

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