Homemade things are better. It’s as simple as that.

It gives items life, charm, and personality.

It turns objects into memories.

And most importantly, homemade food just tastes better.

I made homemade honey-wheat bread this week. It turned out wonderfully. I decided I had the craving at ten o’clock at night, so I was up until two waiting for it to finish. But it was completely worth it. We have been eating homemade bread all week long, complete with honey butter. It’s delicious for sandwiches, perfect for eating really fast in the morning, and a nice little treat since we are out of goldfish.

Make this recipe. You will not be disappointed, plus you will feel good about making something homemade.

3 cups stone-ground whole wheat flour or graham flour
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup shortening
1 tablespoon salt
2 packages regular or quick active dry yeast
2 1/4 cups very warm water (120°F to 130°F)
3 to 4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour or Better for Bread™ flour
Butter or margarine, melted, if desired
  1. Mix whole wheat flour, honey, shortening, salt and yeast in large bowl. Add warm water. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. Stir in enough all-purpose flour, 1 cup at a time, to make dough easy to handle.
  2. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead about 10 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl and turn greased side up. Cover and let rise in warm place 40 to 60 minutes or until double. Dough is ready if indentation remains when touched.
  3. Grease bottoms and sides of 2 loaf pans, 9x5x3 or 8 1/2×4 1/2×2 1/2 inches.
  4. Punch down dough and divide in half. Flatten each half with hands or rolling pin into rectangle, 18×9 inches, on lightly floured surface. Roll dough up tightly, beginning at 9-inch side, to form a loaf. Press with thumbs to seal after each turn. Pinch edge of dough into roll to seal. Press each end with side of hand to seal. Fold ends under loaf. Place seam side down in pan. Brush loaves lightly with butter. Cover and let rise in warm place 35 to 50 minutes or until double.
  5. Move oven rack to low position so that tops of pans will be in center of oven. Heat oven to 375°F.
  6. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until loaves are deep golden brown and sound hollow when tapped. Remove from pans to wire rack. Brush loaves with butter; cool.


0 replies
  1. Hannah
    Hannah says:

    I have an outstanding idea. How about you “boo” me with some of this. I’d really love to find this on my doorstep at any time of the day. Please and thanks. Peace and blessings.

  2. Hannah
    Hannah says:

    well that was most certainly the most hilarious and clever way to respond. but i will not accept it. i am not a dog, cat, or duck.


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