Honey Wheat Bread

I was much inspired by my fellow bloggers Anita, Priya , Monisha, Asha  by their culinary experiments in baking. I have been wanting to indulge  in bread making for long time but never had the time and heart for it. I  found that this is a perfect chance to learn bread making. I must thank Nandita for inspiring me  in the new arena.

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I just love the sweet smell of yeast and always walk real slow near the bakeries and now that I brought the yeasty smell into my kitchen, you would wonder where I slept last night. Ha Ha Ha!

Now to the bread,  I got the recipe here and  made little alterations.

wheat bread slices

Hodgson Mill  active dry yeast  – 1/2  packet ( dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water)

Water-2/3 cup wbb

Olive oil- 1/8  cup

Honey- 1/8  cup

Nonfat dry milk- 1/8 cup

Salt- 3 pinches

Whole wheat flour- 1 cup

All purpose flour- 3/4 cup

Proof the yeast as said in the packet to test whether the yeast is active.  

Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of bowl. When dough starts to come together, turn out on a floured surface and knead 5 to 7 minutes or until dough is smooth. Transfer dough to a clean bowl, cover with a damp paper towel and let rise for  about 60 minutes. It would have doubled in volume. Sprinkle flour on work surface. Lightly knead  and shape the dough into a ball. Place it on a lightly greased cookie sheets. Cover loosely with greased plastic wrap and let it for  a second rise, for about 30 to 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle sesame seeds (the original recipe called for wheat bran) on top. Bake bread 30 minutes. Let it cool completely before you slice it.

Lesson learnt: Don’t show your hurry in slicing. After all you waited for hours, so wait till it cool down completely.

 

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9 thoughts on “Honey Wheat Bread”

  1. Anita says:

    These look perfect, Lakshmi! Yes, bread-making is not hard – it takes a lot of love, that’s all! Great entry.

  2. Priya says:

    WOW..that loaf looks purrrrfect..!! I failed in my attempts at bread-making as my yeast never rose !! Now your pic is tempting me to try it out one last time 😀

  3. Nidhi says:

    What a perfect bread….nothing like a warm, toasty bread. Isn’t it Lakshmi?
    Thanks, Nidhi.

  4. Vee says:

    Looks great, Lakshmi!..All puffed up and golden!
    I could almost smell fresh bread!

  5. Asha says:

    Perfect bread baking! Beautiful looking bread,I can imagine the aroma in your home!Even I can’t bake that well.Thank you for the recipe and mentioning me:))

    Have a great weekend and enjoy that bread.

  6. Nabeela says:

    I always admire people when they take up bread baking…it’s a hercules task…and you did it! With flying colors too!! Congratulations :)
    P.S: My first time on your blog….quite a nice blog :)

  7. lakshmi says:

    your bread came out perfect, i am very much afraid of baking things.
    yours look too good Lakshmi

  8. krithika says:

    What a great looking loaf ! looks perfect

  9. lakshmiammal says:

    Ya Anita, Lots of love for the bread!

    Hi Priya, Do try , it is worth all the pains!

    Hi Nidhi, Vee, Asha ,Lakshmi
    Thanks a lot !

    Hi Nabeela,
    Thanks for stopping by. Do visit often!

    Hi Krithika,
    I love the way u made pasta from scratch. In fact you are one among who inspired me.Thanks!

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