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.
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