I’m non fifty-fifty joking when I tell that I dreamed nearly this bread. I sort of wishing I was joking, because together with then I would audio less crazy. Does anyone else literally dream nearly food? Anyway, a few nights agone I had a dream that I was eating the most glorious soft wheat bread, smothered alongside orangish flavored dear butter. And it was the most delicious matter I had ever tasted! I woke upwards together with told Geoff nearly my dream, together with asked what he idea it meant. He said, “Um, duh… that yous should brand wheat staff of life alongside dear butter.” And hence I did!
I’ve struggled for a long fourth dimension to detect a wheat staff of life recipe that my household unit of measurement likes, that’s slowly to make, together with that doesn’t convey whatever weird ingredients (you know, similar wheat germ or xanthan gum). I know my household unit of measurement won’t tolerate 100% whole wheat, hence I’ve tried to detect a adept 50/50 recipe that had some of the goodness of whole wheat staff of life land yet maintaining the softness of white bread. And this recipe is it! It is perfectly soft together with smooth, but holds together good plenty to brand slap-up sandwiches. And it makes 3 good-sized loaves, which way I tin seat the extras inwards the freezer together with ever convey yummy homemade staff of life on hand.
I read somewhere that dear butter is sort of a Utah thing, together with I don’t know if that’s true. If it is, it shouldn’t be. Honey butter is simply marvelous, inwards my opinion! And the add-on of orangish zest together with vanilla… holy amazing. Make it! Now! That’s all I tin say.
3 cups warm water
ii (.25 oz) packages active dry out yeast
1/3 loving cup honey
five cups staff of life flour (I used all purpose)
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 loving cup honey
1 tablespoon salt
3+ cups whole wheat flour
later on it’s baked:
1 tablespoon butter, melted
- Mix together warm water, yeast, together with honey. stir inwards the white staff of life flour until evenly combined.
- Let sit down for xxx minutes, until risen together with bubbly.
- Mix the melted butter, remaining honey, together with tabular array salt into the sponge.
- Stir inwards ii cups of whole wheat flour.
- Knead inwards plenty flour until the dough is smoothen together with tacky but non overly sticky.
- Spray a large bowl alongside cooking spray, identify the dough inwards the bowl together with spray the lead identify of the dough alongside cooking spray.
- Cover alongside plastic twine together with allow rising inwards a warm identify until double (about 1 hour).
- Once risen, punch downwards the dough together with split upwards it into 3 equal loaves.
- Place each into a greased nine x five inch loaf pan, together with allow to rising until the dough has topped the pans past times i inch (about an hour).
- Bake at 350º F for 25 minutes or until lightly browned together with the staff of life sounds hollow when tapped.
- Brush the tops of the loaves alongside 1 tablespoons melted butter to preclude the crust from getting hard.
- Let cool 10 minutes earlier removing from pan.
- Let cool completely earlier storing inwards plastic bags.
Orange Vanilla Honey Butter
1/4 loving cup butter, softened
ii tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons orangish zest (I used a clementine because that’s all I had)
- Add all ingredients to a modest bowl, together with whisk until combined.
- Store inwards refrigerator.