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TRexTRex Posts: 2,714
edited 4:10AM in EggHead Forum
Use that old box-shaped thing in your kitchen - it's good at baking bread.


I've posted this recipe before but I wanted to again because it's so easy and SO good.

Slightly Sweet Whole Wheat Bread

• 2 cups hot water (I would say the warm side of lukewarm, not hot)
• 1/2 cup light olive oil
• 1/2 cup honey
• 3-1/2 tsp. instant yeast (I used Fleishman’s Rapid Rise)
• 5 cups freshly milled hard red wheat flour (I use King Arthur whole wheat flour)
• 2 tsp. salt
• 1-2 TBS lecithin (you may have to find this at a Whole Foods or some other frou-frou organic food store – the mom that gave me this recipe got some for me)

Combine water, oil and honey. Add 3 cups of flour (1 cup at a time and mix until all wet), yeast, salt, and lecithin. Mix (use a big mixing bowl and a wooden spoon, or better yet, a powerful stand mixer with the dough hook attachment). Add the remaining flour (you can do this in the mixing bowl or as you knead – I had to do it as I kneaded because the dough became too hard to mix by hand – add a little bit at a time as you mix or knead) and knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 min) (you can do this on your counter just make sure you continue to lightly dust the counter with more flour so the dough doesn’t start sticking to the counter).

Let rise until double in size (about 1 hr 15 minutes – put the dough ball on a piece of parchment paper, lightly dusted with flour, and the parchment paper on a baking pan, put plastic wrap over the dough ball, and place into your oven; turn your oven on “warm” for 20 seconds, then turn the oven off but leave the oven light on – this will create a warmer environment to accelerate the rising). Cut the dough ball in half and shape into two loaves. Place loaves into greased loaf pans (I used ceramic loaf pans sprayed with Pam). Let rise again (about 20 – 25 minutes). Bake at 350 degrees (preheat your oven!) for about 30 min (it takes about 40 minutes to get to 195 internal if using the ceramic loaf pans – I would say you’re safe at 35 minutes). If you make 4 little loafs, bake only 20 minutes.


  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    man..thanks for reposting that!..I had it in my 'to do' recipes and had gotten it once before..even though I'm tryin to cut back on the breads :sick: I did intend to try this one..thanks for the reminder! B)
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    "old box-shaped thing in your kitchen"? Do you mean the microwave? :whistle: Bread looks great! Are we gonna have to change your handle to TBread? Your baking gets better everytime. Kudos my friend.
  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,714
    Hey, this is whole wheat, it's GOOD for you. :woohoo:

  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,714
    Hey, I still owe you a visit, Todd - but I'm about to go under the knife so it won't be as soon as I would like - will you be at Eggtoberfest this year?
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    That is too close to to the corner with you!!!!!!!! :evil:
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    I plan on going to Eggfest. Don't woory about the visit right now, it sounds like I may need to come see you. Are you gonna be ok? Nothing serious I hope!
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Off to the corner I go. :ohmy:
  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,714
    ACL replacement in my right knee. Not THAT big of a deal (you go home the same day), just really inconvenient - major pain meds for 3-5 days, crutches for 3-4 weeks and 9 whole months until 100% recovery. But it'll be good to have a knee that works again. :)
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    When do you go in?
  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,714
    Surgery is this coming Wednesday morning, 7/16. With any luck I'll come out of there with a better knee than what I started with.
  • ViennaJackViennaJack Posts: 357
    Thanks for the recipe, and good luck with your surgery!
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