Mom’s Wheat Bread (revisited)

by Megan on January 23, 2013

Mom's Wheat Bread // take a megabite

I’d like to spend January hibernating and waking up to warm bread. I want grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch every day. Preferably with smashed avocado, mozzarella, and goat cheese. And this bread makes awesome toast. It’s perfectly sweet with honey or maple syrup. For this particular loaf I used a brown sugar and maple syrup combo.

So, I hope your weeks are full of warm bread and the best toast. I hope you never run out of honey and that your weekends are brunch-filled!

Mom' s Wheat Bread Loaf // take a megabite

Mom’s Wheat Bread (makes 2 loaves)
Revisited from this post

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 – 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 (1/4 oz) packages active dry yeast
  • 1 T salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl whisk together 1 cup all-purpose flour, all 2 1/2 cups of the wheat flour, yeast and salt. Mix well.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan, heat the milk, water, honey/maple syrup and butter until warm, not hot. (about 130 degrees). Add to flour mixture. Add egg and stir until moist.
  3. Add the rest (or most) of the all purpose flour (2 1/2 – 3 cups). When mostly mixed, pour contents onto a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough is compact and all bits are incorporated.
  4. Spray a large bowl with cooking spray and put the dough in, flipping it over so it’s greased on top. Cover with a light towel and allow to rise 1+ hours, or until double in size.
  5. Pat dough down and divide dough in half between two greased bread pans.
  6. Allow to rise again in bread pans until just peaking over the top of the bread pans, about 40 minutes to an hour (depending on how warm the house is).
  7. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35-45 minutes, until the top is nice and dark and sounds hollow when tapped. Remove from the oven and brush the top lightly with butter and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

Pups Want Bread // take a megabite

These pups were barking at me for bread!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Megan @ megbakes January 24, 2013 at 9:58 am

Love that you used brown sugar and maple syrup. I will have to try that!

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cindy January 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

let’s just have toast-hugs every day!

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Sarah January 24, 2013 at 10:14 am

That bread looks delicious!

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Robyn January 24, 2013 at 10:51 am

i love this bread! i made it over christmas holidays! i hid some in the freezer and have been having toast with peanut butter and jam for breakfast this week. it is so so so good! and the first bread i have ever baked! YAY!

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Jodye @ Chocolate and Chou Fleur January 24, 2013 at 12:55 pm

This looks like such a wonderful, simple loaf. I would definitely love to make this with maple syrup. It just be heavenly fresh from the oven!

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Sarah January 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm

There is nothing like the smell of warm bread in the morning. I have a desperate need for carbs and coffee first thing and a slice of this would be perfect.

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Sydney @ Crepes of Wrath January 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

This looks so fluffy and inviting – I feel like I can smell it baking through my computer screen.

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Elizabeth January 25, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Bread is such a comforting and amazing food. Your photos totally capture it in a great light!

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Jewels Phraner January 27, 2013 at 6:08 pm

It’s always astonishing to me how much flour is in bread. I mean I totally get that it’s the main ingredient, but it still always surprises me.

Your bread looks beautiful, and I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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Dad February 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm

This is great bread. Anyone who tries it will love it.

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Megan February 6, 2013 at 10:45 am

Thanks, Dad! It sure is tasty and toasty, right?

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