Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Honey's Bread Recipe

This is a recipe that my sister-in-law, Honey gave me. It is my favorite of the recipes, so far. I have one left to try (sorry I'm taking so long, Ricki!) - Ricki's recipe calls for potato flour which I haven't found any that is without questionable ingredients, so I think I'm going to make my own. But that probably won't get done until after the move!

Famous Andersen Whole Wheat Bread
4 loaves
5 cups really warm water
2/3 c honey
3 T yeast
3 T lemon juice or white vinegar
3 - 4 cups whole wheat flour

Mix well and let rise once (Only about double) Then add:
1 or 2 T salt
1/3 - 2/3 c oil
10 - 12 c more of whole wheat flour
1 1/2 c white flour (optional)
Mix well , cover and let rise.
Add more flour as needed to make consistency to handle. Grease four loaf pans. Form dough into four loaves. Let rise to top of loaf pans as oven pre-heats to 350 degrees. Bake 35 minutes. Remove from pans and cover with bath towel. (That makes top crust soft - or you can brush with butter).
*I personally prefer a bit of a harder crust, so I would bake mine for an additional 10 minutes and leave off the towel. The first time I made this I halved the recipe so I could fit it all in the kitchen aid, when I made it yesterday I made the whole recipe, but still kneaded it in the kitchen aid in halves, and then clumped it all together and finished kneading it on the counter. Enjoy!


Honey said...

I had to do a double take when I saw your post title..."I sent Christina a bread recipe??" :) (Glad you like it.)

Rose said...

Hey Christina! For potato flour, you can try the co-op in Everett, or you can try the Natural section in Fred Meyer, they have stuff in bulk.