In a word: Amazing! The loaves were coming out of the oven just as my husband was coming in the door. The aroma brought the teenager out of her cave. 3/4 of the first loaf is gone. I typical freeze the second loaf but this bread doesn't stand a chance! If my husband, the non bread eater, who especially dislikes anything healthy, asks for second and thirds, the recipe is a keeper!
For the Kitchen Aide users: I used stir to mix in the (1/2 cup) honey and oil. Speed 2 for the rest of the mixing/ kneading. Start to finish was approximately 8 minutes. Of course I didn't put 5 cups of white flour in it. The KA instructions specifically limit the amount you can safely use. So...I ended up with somewhere around 4 cups. The dough was half on, half off the dough hook. KA instructions for wheat bread advises that this is common and to look for a certain stickiness or tackiness.
I baked it for 30 minutes. Brushed the tops with butter and let it sit in the glass pans for approximately 2 minutes before I released them to the cooling racks.
The bread has a wonderful texture and crumb consistency. Thumbs up!
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In a word: Amazing! The loaves were coming out of the oven just as my husband was coming in...