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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

I use to buy my bread from the store and on occasion make my bread in the bread maker but a friend of mine sent me the link to this recipe off of Tammy's Recipes.com and we love it so much it's the only bread we make now. Be careful though it's addictively delicious! To me there is nothing better than knowing what the ingredients are that we consume. There are no preservatives or food colors, bad oils or trans fats. How cool is that? You can even use organic or all natural ingredients to make the recipe even healthier. When making my bread I actually put all the ingredients in my bread maker then set on dough to knead for 15 minutes for a single loaf recipe or 30 minutes for a double recipe loaf. Then I follow the rest of the recipe. If you don't have a bread machine just follow the directions as shown below.

1 cup warm water (110-115 degrees F.)
1 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (see additional notes on Tammy's Recipes for a 100% whole wheat version)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons instant active dry yeast

1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir.
2. Add flours and yeast, then knead until dough is smooth and elastic, about 10-15 minutes.
3. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover with a clean towel and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes.
4. Punch dough down, knead for a few minutes until smooth and then form into a loaf. Place in greased loaf pan and cover. Let rise in a warm place until almost doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. If loaf starts browning too soon, lightly lay a piece of foil over the top of the loaf to prevent too much darkening.
6. Remove bread from oven and allow to rest in pan for a few minutes. Remove to a wire rack and cover with a cloth. Slice and enjoy while still warm! Leftover bread can be stored in an airtight bag.

Makes one loaf. Need 2 loaves? Double the recipe.


  1. Uh oh, a good bread recipe? It's just what I was looking for. (Yikes, I'm loving that music you have on here - so soothing....oh I get it...like Autumn Rain). wow.

  2. Thanks Haupi:) I make 2 loaves of bread every other day. I know it takes a little while to make but I am hooked and won't go back to buying it at the store again unless I am in dire need!

  3. That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe... my husband is big into making bread these days and of course I'm nothing but encouraging of his new hobby :)

  4. Sarah,
    You are so welcome! Love it when hubby's find a hobby that helps us too:)