Honey Wheat Loaf

    1 hour

    Everybody I know loves this recipe! It makes two loaves so you can freeze one!

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    Serves: 24 

    • 450ml (16 fl oz) warm water (45 C)
    • 1 tablespoon dried active baking yeast
    • 5 tablespoons honey
    • 225g (8 oz) wholemeal flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 625g (1 3/8 lb) plain flour

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add honey, and stir well. Mix in wholemeal flour, salt and vegetable oil. Work plain flour in gradually.
    2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for at least 10 to 15 minutes. When dough is smooth and elastic, place it in a well oiled bowl. Turn it several times in the bowl to coat the surface of the dough, and cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.
    3. Punch down the dough. Shape into two loaves, and place into two well greased 23x12cm (9x5 in) loaf tins. Allow to rise until dough is about 2cm (3/4 in) above pans.
    4. Bake at 190 C / Gas mark 5 for 25 to 30 minutes.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. Great recipe. Every time I make it, the two loaves are gone within a day. We like it with double the amount of honey. The only suggestion is to ensure you cook it in a freshly heated oven. Don't try baking it after cooking something else in a higher temperature. Even if you reduce the temperature, the oven is still too hot and the outside of the bread cooks faster than the inside, therefore making a doughy inside. I'm fairly new at bread baking and have found this to be an easy and tasty bread.  -  14 Jul 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. Wow! A honey and wheat bread my husband will eat! It's a regular in my kitchen every week and it goes fast. I add a liitle extra honey, up to 5 tablespoons, for extra sweetness. If you've never baked before this is an easy one.  -  14 Jul 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. Great recipe. This was my first bread and it was very easy and delicious. I doubled the honey as suggested by the other reviews and it was very good. I'll make this again.  -  14 Jul 2008