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Moist Honey Whole Wheat Bread

A hearty, moist and slightly sweet bread that is great as a side to any mealĀ 

Servings 5 loaves

Ingredients

  • 13 cups whole wheat flour
  • 5 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 and 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons salt

Instructions

  1. Mix yeast with water in mixer and let sit for 5 minutes. Add applesauce, oil and honey.
  2. Combine flour and salt then slowly add to liquids while the mixer is on low. When incorporated, mix for 5 minutes.
  3. When fully incorporated the mixture should be very sticky. Let sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Using a pastry brush, put shortening on 5 bread loaf pans and dust with flour until completely covered. Pyrex glass loaf pans are my favorite.
  5. Pour dough equally into each pan and cover with plastic wrap coated with non-stick spray. Let rise until doubled, about 1.5 hours.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
  7. Enjoy! This bread can be frozen for up to 3 months. I highly doubt it will last that long in your kitchen, however. Slather on some honey butter and you have yourself a treat!