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Sweet Wheat Bread

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Makes one loaf of a great everyday bread
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Resting time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Servings 12 slices
Calories 190 kcal

Equipment

  • Stand mixer with small bowl, whisk, dough hook
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Nonstick loaf pan(s)

Ingredients
  

Liquid ingredients

  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 cup water warm (110-115ºF / 43-46ºC)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

To coat the bowl

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions
 

Mix liquid ingredients

  • Using the small stand mixer bowl, add the yeast, water, milk, brown sugar, honey, and vegetable oil.
  • Use the whisk on speed 2 to combine the liquids well.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes to foam.

Mix dough

  • Add whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, and salt.
  • Use the dough hook on speed 2 until dough holds together and doesn't stick to the hook, adding more whole wheat flour if needed (as much as 1 cup) or a bit extra milk if it appears too dry (no more than 1 tbsp at a time). If the dough looks elastic and is crawling out of the bowl, you're done.
  • Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead just a bit to shape into a round loaf. Don't over knead.
  • Drizzle vegetable oil into a bowl and evenly coat the bottom and sides. (You can clean and reuse the bowl you mixed the dough in.)
  • Add the dough to the bowl and turn it over a few times to coat with the oil.

Allow dough to rise

  • Cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until doubled in size. This can take 1-2 hours.

Knead dough and prepare to bake

  • When dough has doubled in size, turn the dough out and punch it down and then knead it 4-5 times and pinch the seams and roll it until smooth.
  • Form into a loaf and place into a 9x5-inch nonstick loaf pan. You can coat the pan with (butter-flavored) non-stick spray if you'd like, but it is not necessary.

Allow dough to rise again

  • Cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise until it is 1-inch above the edge of the loaf pan. This can take from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Bake

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
  • Cool slightly before turning out and slicing. (But it can still be warm to the touch.)

Notes

Note that 2 tablespoons = 1/8 cup (for milk, brown sugar, honey, and vegetable oil). So if you double the recipe these ingredients should be 1/4 cup each.
Add up to a 1/2 cup sunflower nuts as you mix the dough, if desired.
Brush top with melted butter before baking, if desired.
Heat the 1 cup of water in the microwave for 45 seconds to bring it to the proper temperature.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gCalcium: 14mgIron: 2mg
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