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Honey Whole Bread

My grandma decided to gift me her wheat grinder and a whole heck of a lot of wheat. So it is safe to say that I have grinding wheat my own wheat, and there is nothing better.


Remember when I decided to make homemade cream of wheat?

Yeah, that didn’t fly in my house, my children will only eat the store-bought stuff.

But they sure did love this bread.


I did too.  Perfect with a slather of butter and pomegranate jelly.

Honey Whole Bread
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Honey Whole Wheat Bread
Serves: 16
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 packages yeast (4½ teaspoons)
  • 2¼ cups warm water
  • 3-4 cups all purpose flour
  1. Mix whole wheat flour, honey, shortening, salt, and yeast in a large bowl.  Add warm water and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for one minute.  Then beat on medium speed for 1 minute.
  2. Add all purpose flour, 1 cup at a time, until the dough is easy to handle.
  3. Place dough on a floured surface (or use a dough hook on an electric mixer) and knead for 10 minutes or until dough is smooth and springy. Place in a large greased bowl and let rise until doubled in size.
  4. Grease 2 9x5x3 loaf pans.
  5. Punch dough down and divide in half.  Roll out each half of the dough to 18x9.  Roll the dough up tightly starting with the 9 inch side.  Place in prepared loaf pan, seem side down.  Cover, and let rise until doubled in size.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Bake loaves for 40-45 minutes until deep golden brown and sound hollow when tapped. Cool.
  7. Eat!

Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker’s Big Red Cookbook.