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Honey Whole wheat Loaf bread

I like to bake. That’s it in a nutshell. I am diabetic, so the pastries and other sweet good I don’t make very often. Though I do love bread, all kinds of bread to be honest.

I have been working with and modifying this recipe for some time trying to make the kind of bread I enjoy eating. I believe I have succeeded in doing just that.

I have a KitchenAid Commercial 8-quart Stand mixer so some of you might have to scale back this recipe It requires three 8 x 4 loaf pans. The recipe follows along with some pictures.

I do hope you like this recipe I bake this bread once a week.

HONEY-WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

INGREDIENTS

  • 16 grams instant yeast
  • 85 grams honey
  • 56 grams unsalted butter softened
  • 17 grams salt
  • 600 grams tap water 70° F
  • 500 grams whole wheat flour
  • 450 grams bread flour [ I use patent A flour 12.6 % protein]
  • 15 grams melted unsalted butter to brush on loaves

DIRECTIONS

  1. Dump dry ingredients in mixer bowl stir for 2 minutes
  2. Pour in 600 grams water, honey, and butter. Mix on stir for 2 minutes when dough comes together increase speed to 2 add water by the teaspoon if necessary, until dough is a cohesive elastic and slightly sticky ball.
  3. Let dough rest for 30 minutes let flour autolyze
  4. Increase speed to 3 or 4 and knead for 10 minutes.
  5. Grease large bowl with shortening or cooking spray; place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk.
  6. Generously grease 3 (8×4 inch) loaf pans with shortening or cooking spray. Gently push fist into dough to deflate; divide in 1/3’s Shape dough into loaves; place in pans brush loaves with melted butter. Cover; with moist flour sack cloth, let rise in warm place until dough is 1 inch above rim of pan.
  7. Heat oven to 375°F. Uncover dough; bake 30 -35 minutes until loaves sound hollow when lightly tapped 200°F internal temperature. Immediately remove from pans to cooling racks, brush with melted butter. Cool completely, about 1 hour.