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Honey Whole Wheat Buttermilk Sandwich Bread

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 29 minutes
Total Time: 59 minutes
Servings: 2 loaves
Author: MelissaKNorris
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Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons of yeast
  • 1 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg optional
  • 8 cups freshly ground hard white wheat or use 9 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour or 10 cups spelt
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt

Instructions

  • Add yeast, 3/4 cup warm water, and honey to a mixing bowl and mix. Let proof for about 5 minutes. (proofing means water turns frothy and yeast is active) Add in the rest of the ingredients until dough starts to pull away from the side of the bowl. Knead with kneading attachment for 4 minutes.
  • Let rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Knead for another 5 minutes. Grease a large glass bowl. Put dough inside and cover with tea towel. Place in warm area and allow to double in size, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down and divide dough into two equals parts. Place in greased loaf pans. Allow to double.
  • Bake at 420 degrees for 4 minutes. Lower oven temp to 375 degrees and bake for 25 minutes. Pull out, Immediately take a stick of butter and rub over top of bread. Allow to cool on racks. Try not to eat both loaves in one sitting.