Sweet Wheat Bread
Makes one loaf of a great everyday bread
- 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
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
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.
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.
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
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.)
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.
Calories: 190kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 5gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 101mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gCalcium: 14mgIron: 2mg