Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Guest Post: 7 Ingredient Honey Wheat

Hi all, I'm Jamie. Jennifer's younger sister. Since I am vegetarian (and a former vegan), Jen has asked me to contribute every now and then to her cooking blog. This recipe is my favorite sandwich bread. It's easy and delicious and easily veganized by substituting the honey with agave.

7 Ingredient Honey Wheat
(for the bread machine)

1 1/8 cup of warm water (9oz)
1 (.25) package of active dry yeast
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached flour
2 T oil
3 T honey
1/3 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in the order listed above in your bread machine. Set on dough cycle. When the cycle is done, take out the bread and punch it down. Roll it up and place in a greased loaf pan. Let rise for 30 minutes. Bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes. I like to place a shallow pan with water in the oven as well. It helps keep the crust soft.

When it is done, place a towel over the top as it is cooling. This also helps to keep the crust soft. Obviously, if you like your sandwich bread to have a crisp crust, then skip this and the water step!

Then enjoy. We no longer buy bread because of this recipe. It saves quite a bit of money when you have a 2 year old who is addicted to PB&Js!


Carrie said...

If you bake it a lot, a pullman pan might be a good investment--it keeps the crust soft and makes that nice square shape we all know and love. :) I found alink for a discount somewhere along the way--want me to dig it up?

Jamie said...

I found it on Amazon. Thanks for the rec!