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Honey Wheat Bread I

"This is a county fair blue ribbon winning loaf - it is delicate and soft."
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2 h 30 m servings 156 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 - 9x5 inch loaves)


  • Calories:
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup warm water.
  2. Combine milk, 1/4 cup water, shortening, honey, salt and wheat flour in food processor or bowl. Mix in yeast mixture, and let rest 15 minutes. Add bread flour, and process until dough forms a ball. Knead dough by processing an additional 80 seconds in food processor, or mix and knead by hand 10 minutes. Place the dough in a buttered bowl, and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rise for 45 minutes, or until almost doubled.
  3. Punch down, and divide dough in half. Roll out each half, and pound out the bubbles. Form into loaves, and place in buttered 9x5 inch bread pans. Butter the tops of the dough, and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm area until doubled; second rise should take about 30 minutes.
  4. Place a small pan of water on the bottom shelf of the oven. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until tops are dark golden brown. Butter crusts while warm. Slice when cool.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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My family loves this bread! I customized it for my bread machine to make one loaf (6 oz. of evaporated milk, 2 tbsp. water, 2 tbsp. 2 tbsp. butter, 2 tbsp. honey, 1 tsp. salt, 1 cup whole wheat ...

Most helpful critical review

makes a very heavy bread.

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My family loves this bread! I customized it for my bread machine to make one loaf (6 oz. of evaporated milk, 2 tbsp. water, 2 tbsp. 2 tbsp. butter, 2 tbsp. honey, 1 tsp. salt, 1 cup whole wheat ...

Delicious! Made this with the KitchenAid and it was a snap (kneeded on "2" with the bread hook for about 5 minutes). This bread took a long time to rise at first so I turned the oven on at 400...

This is the best wheat bread recipe I have ever tried. I made it "as is" with wonderful results. The second time I increased the honey to 1/2 cup, increased the yeast to 3 tsp, and added 1/2 c...

Ever since I started making bread by hand, I've tried a lot of recipes. I tried Kristin's honey wheat bread and was very, very impressed at the flavor and texture of the loaves her recipe produc...

First of all, I have to admit, I'm really not a fan of homemade bread. The recipes I have made in the past have all resulted in a dense, dry, tasteless loaf of bread...until now! This is by fa...

" WOW"...What an AWSOME Bread Recipe!!!!!...My whole Family Loves It!. It was a VERY EASY recipie to make, and the result is Fantastic!! I did Double the Yeast, and I added about Two Tablespoo...

Tracey, it definetly sounds like you need to be kneading longer. I used to have the same problem and was surprised at how long you really need to knead! I do it in my Kitchenaid mixer for appr...

I had to add more flour than it calls for, and it makes two medium loafs. I do not use a pan, but make rustic loafs out if it and the crust is so good. I also add some 7-grain cereal from the ...

For those who have said the loaf is too dense or didn't rise well, please make sure you are using fresh bread flour and active yeast (quick rise is preferred for this recipe) in warm, not hot wa...