This bread has so much more flavor than plain white bread and gets eaten as soon as I pull it out of the oven! Warm, moist bread with honey on top -- yum!I have been baking bread for a long time and have tried several recipes. This one is my favorite. I like to use fresh ground wheat. It is sooo healthy!
I grind hard red wheat and white wheat together. I also grind the wheat outside, it is easier for me to clean up that way.
Mom's Yummy Whole Wheat Bread Recipe:
(I just use my bread machine, so this is the order I put the ingredients into the machine)
2 Tablespoons yeast
5 1/2 cups flour (more if dough is too sticky)
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup applesauce
2 cups hot water (not boiling, just from the tap)
If you are not using a bread machine or bread mixer then mix dry ingredients first, add oil , honey, applesauce, and water, mix for a minute then add more water if the dough is too dry. Add more flour if it is too moist (the dough should be kind of sticky).
I use my bread machine to mix the dough, then when it is done mixing I turn it off and divide the dough in half or thirds and put it in bread pans to bake in the oven.
Hint: Make sure the bread sits out of the bread pan and thoroughly cools before you put it into a bag. If it is still hot when you wrap it up, it will sweat and have squishy spots :-P
That is if there is any left uneaten to put in a bag!
There's just nothin' better than hot bread out of the oven with butter and honey! YUM!!!
Let me know how yours turns out . . .