For awhile now, I've been wanting to make homemade bread. Since you can control what goes into it, it can be made much healthier than store-bought bread. You also save money making bread yourself, unless maybe you buy the cheapest, white, store brand kind.
My parents recently handed down their bread machine to me. Or is it a breadmaker? I keep hearing both names or it. Either way, it's the perfect time for me to start making that homemade bread I keep talking about. For added savings, A got me a jar of yeast so we don't have to spend more on (and remember to get) the small packets all the time.
Honey wheat bread is great as a thick sandwich bread or for eating with a meal. This recipe isn't great if you like thinner sandwich bread or for toasting. A recipe for that is in the works for a future post.
If you don't have a bread machine, you can make this bread by using the traditional "let it rise/knead/bake in oven" method.
Buttermilk wheat bread is another yummy homemade bread to try.
Bread Machine Honey Wheat Bread
For a 2 lb. loaf
1 1/3 cups warm water (not hot)
1/3 cup olive oil (not vegetable or cannola)
1/3 cup honey
2 tsp. salt
3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour or ivory wheat flour (my favorite)
3 tbsp sugar
3 tsp or one packet quick-rise yeast
Combine water, oil, honey, and salt in the bread machine pan
Add flour on top of the liquid ingredients
Pour sugar into a corner of the bread machine pan
Make a well in the center of the flour, being careful not to let the wet ingredients break through
Pour yeast into the well
Set breadmaker for a wheat loaf and a light crust
The bread tastes great on its own, or with a dab of butter.