Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Honey Wheat Bread

Cass was complaining that my bread was boring, and she likes whole wheat bread. Of course, being the sometimes accomodating mother that I am, I had to find something just a little different for her. This bread has a nice flavor, and makes great toast the next day. Bonus: Thor likes it with his peanut butter and vitamin sandwiches. Wait, that's not special. Thor likes any bread with his peanut butter and vitamin sandwiches. Ah, Thor. So easy to please.


3/4 cup warm milk

1/2 cup warm water
1 egg, at room temperature
6 tsp or 3 tsp yeast
2-1/2 cups white flour
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3 tsp gluten powder
4 tbsp butter, cut in small pieces

2 tbsp honey
2 tsp salt

Combine the milk, water and egg in your mixing bowl or bread machine maker; sprinkle the yeast over them. Add the flour and other ingredients in the order listed. Proceed according to my bread making tutorial instructions. Either let the bread go through its entire cycle in your bread maker, or remove from your mixing container, and form into two loaves in 8"x4" well greased loaf pans. Let them rise until they reach the top of the pan, then bake at 375F (350F for glass pans) for about 25 minutes.

And this weekend is the cyber-picnic over at Louise's delightful blog. I'm "bringing" something from the letter A. Will it be Thor's favorite, Applesauce Meringue Cake? Applesauce bread? maybe. Apple Pie? Probably not; that would be a common idea. I'll let you all know on Friday!


buffalodick said...

Whole wheat or rye is too dense for me...I blend it with regular flour!

gMarie said...

Yummm - I've been on quite the bread kick lately. know how to make croissants? g

Diane said...
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Diane said...

Sorry I realy messed the first comment up!!!

Rye bread is my favourite, but whole meal is a close second. This looks pretty good to me. Diane

A.Marie said...

Oh YUM!! Now I am craving bread!! Love that picture of Thor; what a cutie!! :)

Laura said...

Sounds delicious... My friend just posted this Honey Wheat Bread recipe - I think I might try both!

The Blonde Duck said...

I really want a pb sandwich on homemade fluffy thick bread now.

Unknown said...

Ahhhh....the smell of frshly-made bread...nothing in the world can beat that!!

Honey LOVES bread too! It's her all-time favourite treat and what I use to train with when we've got something really important coming up, like a dance performance. Crazy, I know - people always ask me what treats I use, thinking it's liver or chicken or something and they are stumped when I say "old bread"! Oh, there's nothing Honey wouldn't do for a piece of stale toast!!!! :-)


pam said...

It's a good thing Thor is easy to please!

Linda said...

I'll have a b.l.t. with my slices!

Deana Sidney said...

That is just the handsomest dog around.. how great to give hi vitamins in that wonderful bread... Luck Dog!

SissySees said...

Sis is taking pill and pb bread "bites" these days. Mary Poppins was smart, but in the canine world, "A spoonful of peanut butter makes the medicine go down."

Lapdog Creations said...

As always, yum-o!