My Favorite Bread Recipe

This recipe is my favorite bread recipe, and makes a wonderful wheat bread.  I adapted it from the Tassajara Bread Book, which is one of the best cookbooks ever to grace my kitchen.

photo of a partially sliced loaf of bread

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3 cups lukewarm water
1 1/2 tablespoons yeast
1/3 cups honey
1 cup powdered milk (optional)
4 cups whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup oil
3 cups white flour (plus flour for kneading)

Combine Water, Honey and Yeast and let rest for 5 minutes. Add Powdered Milk (if using) and Whole Wheat Flour. Mix well and let rise 1 hour.

Fold in Salt and oil then gradually add the white flour.  Knead the dough until elastic.  Let rise for 1 hour.  Punch down dough, and then let rise for 30 minutes.  Divide dough in 2 and place into greased pans.  Let loaves rise for 30 minutes.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.



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4 responses to “My Favorite Bread Recipe

  1. Looks wonderful. I swear by the Bread Bible, but will have to check this one out.

  2. Karen

    That bread looks really good. I’ve been looking for a favorite bread recipe using whole wheat flour. I will have to give this one a try!

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