Breads

Country Harvest Whole Wheat Bread With Honey

I love a good loaf of bread. There’s nothing better than bread right out of the oven with lots of butter, it’s heaven. This recipe came from me getting angry at the cost of bread, actually at the cost of terrible bread. We used to buy this whole wheat bread that had lots of different seeds in it and every time we went to buy it the price went up, and not by small amounts. Needless to say, after this happened the third time I said screw it, I’m sure I can make this bread for under $5.

This bread came pretty quickly and easily, the testing phase for this one only took a couple of tries and I was happy with how everything turned out. This bread recipe makes 3 loaves, which I know is a lot, but they freeze very well. I put them in a large freezer bag and have never had any issues with them.

Here are some tips to making this bread

  • do not let the dough rise too much, if you do when you bake the bread it will fall in the oven.
  • have patience when making bread, there is a lot of waiting when making bread and you have to be alright with that.
  • don’t overbake your bread, otherwise, it becomes very hard. The easiest way to tell if bread is done is to knock on it, baked bread sounds hollow.

I hope you enjoy this bread recipe as much as I do! If you have a favourite bread recipe please send it my way, I have yet to meet a carb I haven’t loved yet!

INGREDIENTS

3 cups warm water

4 1/5 tsp active dry yeast, or 2 .25 oz packages

1/3 cup honey

2 cups all-purpose flour

3 cups whole wheat flour

1/4 cup flax seed

2 tbsp sesame seeds

1 tbsp poppy seeds

1 tsp salt

3 tbsp butter, melted

1/3 cup honey (yes more honey)

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

2 tablespoons butter, melted

DIRECTIONS

In the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey. Add 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 3 cups of whole wheat flour, and stir to combine.

Cover with a towel and let sit for 30 minutes, until it’s big and bubbly, almost double in size.

Mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup honey, and salt.

Add the flax, sesame, & poppy seeds

Stir in 1 cup whole wheat flour.

Flour a flat surface with 1.5 to 2 cups of whole wheat flour and knead until not real sticky – the dough should just pull away from the counter, but still sticky to touch.

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, about 30 min.

Punch down, and divide into 3 loaves. Place in greased loaf pans and rise until dough has topped the pan, about 30 min.

Bake at 350° F for 20 to 30 minutes; to tell if they’re done knock on them and if they sound hollow they are finished. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 2 tablespoons of melted butter when done to prevent the crust from getting hard.

Country Harvest Honey Bread

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword bread, Country Havrvest Bread, loaves
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rising Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups warm water
  • 4 1/2 tsp active dry yeast or 2 of the .25 oz packages
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup flax seed
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/3 cup honey (yes more honey)
  • 2 tbsp butter

Instructions

  • In the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, mix warm water, yeast, and 1/3 cup honey. Add 2 cups all-purpose flour and 3 cups of whole wheat flour, stir to combine.
  • Cover with a towel and let set for30 minutes, until it’s big and bubbly, almost double in size.
  • Mix in 3 tablespoons melted butter,1/3 cup honey, and salt.
  • Add the flax, sesame, & poppyseeds
  • Stir in 1 cup whole wheat flour.
  • Flour a flat surface with 1.5 to 2cups of whole wheat flour and knead until not real sticky – the dough should just pull away from the counter, but still sticky to touch.
  • 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, about 30 min.
  • Punch down, and divide into 3loaves. Place in greased loaf pans and rise until dough has topped the pans, about 30 min.
  • Bake at 350° F for 20 to 30 minutes; to tell if they're done knock on them and if they sound hollow they are finished. Lightly brush the tops of loaves with 2 tablespoons melted butter when done to prevent the crust from getting hard.

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