Homemade Wheat Bread
1 1/2 cwarm water
2packets active dry yeast
1 Tbspbrown sugar
1 tspmolasses or honey
2+ cbread flour
2+ cwheat flour
1/3 cpacked brown sugar
1/3 cvegetable oil or melted butter
1/2 cmilk, room temperature
How to Make Homemade Wheat Bread
- In a 2 cup glass measuring cup, stir together warm water, 1 T brown sugar, and molasses or honey until well mixed. (If you need to warm it about 20 seconds more in the microwave to incorporate everything well, that's fine, just don't overheat to boiling, or it will be too hot for the yeast) Stir in the yeast and leave it to foam up for about 10 minutes.
- Pour yeast mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook. Add in the flours, 1/3 C brown sugar, salt, oil, and milk. Mix on low speed until it forms into a dough, adding more flour if necessary. Dough is done when it pulls away from the sides, and you can touch it without it sticking to your finger.
- Preheat oven to 400. (If you had your bread rising in the oven, don't forget to remove before preheating) Bake for 12 minutes at 400, then, without opening the oven door, reduce heat to 350 and continue baking for an additional 20-30 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. When done, loaves should sound hollow when you tap the bottom of the loaf.