Have you noticed that when you make a change and try to go back it is not the same?
That is what we have noticed with our homemade honey bread. Frank has been making and perfecting this recipe for over 3 months (I am so proud of my cooking family)! We tried to have bread the other day that was not ours and it just tasted terrible and left us feeling terrible. I am so excited to share this recipe with you because we have been able to make; bread, hamburger buns, rolls, the best cinnamon bread ever, and hoagies with this same recipe! What is really awesome is that it is only a few ingredients and we know what is going into our homemade bread! There are a few tricks that we have learned that we have made notes on as well. We love it and hope you enjoy it too!
½ cup honey
2 cups of water (Hot 110°)
2 ½ TBSP yeast
7-8 cups of ground wheat berries (room temperature)
1 ½ tsp. salt
¼ cup butter (room temperature)
¼ cup coconut oil
2 eggs (room temperature)
Put honey and water in mixing bowl and blend together, add yeast and let set for 2 to 3 minutes.
Put the ground wheat berries and salt into a bowl
In another bowl place the eggs, butter, and coconut oil mix together thoroughly
After the 3 minutes set time for the water add 3 cups of flour mix and let set 3- 5 minutes
After set time mix on slow speed and add the egg, oil, and butter mixture. Then add the four cups of flour, 1 cup at a time.
*Use the last cup of flour
Turn up the speed of the mixer and mix together for 5 minutes until a nice dough ball forms without sticking to the bowl.
Knead the dough for 1 to 2 minutes, put into an oiled bowl, place dough in oven next to a pot of boiling water for 1 hour do NOT cover the dough.
After 1 hour; knead the dough again and form into loafs (makes 2 large loaves)
Let rise in the oven next to a pot of boiling water; about 40 minutes. Do NOT cover loaves
Bake at 375° for 25 minutes
Let cool thoroughly before slicing or storing.
- Slice medium slices off the bread and use it for French toast (it is soo good)
- Add 1 cup of raisins and 1 Tbsp. of Ceylon cinnamon for cinnamon raisin bread
- Try using blueberry, Rocky Ford wildflower, or rabbit brush honey to change the flavor of the bread