Tuesday, August 4, 2009

TMTT- Homemade Honey Wheat Bread

I love eating out...especially when it involves loaves of warm yummy bread. Our current budget doesn't allow for much eating out, so my husband suggested I figure out how to make the bread myself. My favorite bread is Honey Wheat bread (like they serve at Outback or Cheesecake Factory). This recipe can also be made in a breadmaker.

1 1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons butter - softened or melted
2 cups bread flour (if you don't have bread flour, you can use all purpose flour instead, but the results won't be quite as good)
2 cups wheat flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa
2 teaspoons instant coffee
1 teaspoon salt
1 packet yeast (or 2 1/4 teaspoons)

Place all ingredients in large mixing bowl starting with liquid ingredients and ending with the yeast. Knead until ingredients are thoroughly combined and you have a wet sticky dough. If dough is too wet, add more flour. Leave dough in bowl, cover, and let rise for 90 minutes.

After 90 minutes, remove from bowl, punch down and divide into 8 sections. Form each section into a small loaf, 2 inches wide and 6 inches long. Place loaves on 2 cookie sheets. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. This bread is best if served warm.

If you are making this bread in your bread machine, just place your ingredients in the bread machine and let it do it's work. I just use the basic setting on the machine when I make this loaf and I get one big yummy loaf.

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Anonymous Mrs. P. said...

Oh, this is a favorite! I haven't made it in a long while. Thanks for the reminder. Now if we could only have some cool temps...soup and bread is my very favorite meal!

August 4, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Ave said...

Should try this!
Thanks for sharing!

August 4, 2009 at 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Kathleen said...

I will try this..never would have thought of cocoa!

August 4, 2009 at 6:18 PM  
Anonymous Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Homemade bread...yum! Thanks for joining us at Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, this week.

August 4, 2009 at 10:46 PM  

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