Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

This recipe is very similar to the white bread recipe I posted with my spinach calzones. The difference is the addition of whole wheat flour, pecans, wheat germ, oatmeal, and the optional addition of honey as a replacement for the sugar. You can also make it solely with wheat flour if you want to. And all you South Beachers can use your sugar substitutes. I again used my bread machine to knead the dough and warm it for the first rise. Then I removed it and baked the bread in these individual loaf pans. I particularly like these pans because they are connected. It just makes it easier to get them in and out of the oven. It is also a fun way to prepare your bread for dinner guests because each guest can get their own loaf. This is delicious with honey butter.

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

3 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose white flour
1 stick butter
1 cup water
2 tsp salt
6 tbsp sugar or honey
1 egg
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup pecans
2 pkg yeast

Combine ingredients in bread machine. Set on dough setting. After first rise, remove from machine and place in greased loaf pans or muffin tins. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.

To make honey butter, beat 1 stick softened butter with 1/2 cup honey.

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