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Honey Whole Wheat Bread

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“This is another blue ribbon bread. I first made this in the early 70's when my kids were very young. It is sweet and light, and makes 2 large, or 3 regular loaves.”
READY IN:
2hrs 20mins
YIELD:
2-3 loaves
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Grease well 2 large, or 3 medium loaf pans.
  2. Grease large bowl.
  3. Mix 3 cups whole wheat flour, dry milk, salt, and yeast in a large bowl.
  4. Heat water, honey, and shortening over low heat until warm and shortening melts.
  5. Pour the liquid (make sure it is not hot) into the flour mixture.
  6. Blend with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, then 2 minutes on medium.
  7. Stir in remaining 1 cup whole wheat flour and wheat germ.
  8. Stir in 3 1/2 to 4 cups of white flour (this becomes more and more difficult).
  9. Use rest of flour to knead it.
  10. Knead on the floured surface about 5 minutes.
  11. Place dough in bowl, covered with dish towel until light and doubled in size (about 45-60 minutes).
  12. Punch dough down and divide into half (or 3 pieces).
  13. Proof (let it rest on board) 10 minutes.
  14. Shape into 2 (or3) loaves, and put into pans.
  15. Cover loaves, and let rise again, about 30-45 minutes).
  16. Bake at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
  17. Remove from pan, cool on rack, slice.

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