Honey Wheat Bread

By Holly Giles | Kitchen


Honey Wheat Bread

Honey Wheat bread is our favorite multi-use bread. We use it weekly for sandwiches and toast. Print out the Honey Whole Wheat Bread recipe and gather the ingredients together. Bake your bread along with Holly as she demonstrates the recipe or watch the video once before making your loaves.

Bread baking has been around for thousands of years in many forms. Bread means life and love for many cultures. Many generations survived on bread and little else when times were lean, and crops were poor.

There is something about kneading dough that calms me. I use my hands, to create food for my family, and kneading that dough reduces my stress levels during a rough day.

My grandmother, Mona, used to bake bread from scratch. I can remember watching her hands work the dough. She would say it needs to be worked just enough to produce a good loaf. She also said if you worked it too long, the loaf would not rise well. You could compare that with parenting too.

Mona taught me to turn and twist the dough. Push it back out, turn and twist. She said you needed to touch every part of the dough to make a beautiful loaf.

Modern Ways

Today we have the opportunity to experience baking bread with wonderful modern machines that lessen the time involved in the process. I learned how to bake bread from my grandmother the old-fashioned way by rising and kneading. I compromise these days by using my mixer for part of the process and then kneading in the end. This honey wheat bread is the closest I have found that tastes like Meemee’s bread.

There is something about getting your hands in the dough, pushing and pulling, and feeling it bounce back. It is also a great stress reliever when you are at your wits’ end! It helps me get my frustration out instead of on other people. I think it helps the dough rise higher.

In the video, I share my method of baking this favorite sandwich bread around the Frontier. The recipe makes two loaves and they freeze well.

Download the ingredients: RECIPE

The total time investment in this video class and baking the bread is approximately 3 hours.

Another great bread recipe that does not require yeast and rising is our Glazed Apple Bread. 




About the Author

Holly is an author, storyteller, and Florida Master Naturalist who loves to share heritage skills taught to her by her grandmothers. Florida has been her family home for generations and preserving that lifestyle for the future is her goal. Holly enjoys coming alongside women to share skills and help them discover their own natural gifts and talents.

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(5) comments

Soozoo March 11, 2020

My boys (12 and 10) made this bread together yesterday. It came out a little too brown on the top; I think we might lower the heat next time to 350. But the texture and flavor are great. Just slightly sweet with good crumb. 🙂

They were able to do pretty much everything by themselves after watching the video and reading the recipe. (I helped a little with the mixing since we don’t have a stand mixer.) Thanks for a successful homeschool day!

    Holly Giles March 13, 2020

    Yay! I love that your boys made the bread together! Next time, but a piece of aluminum foil over the top of the bread about halfway. This will prevent the over-browning of the top. Good for them in the kneading too. It builds arm muscles. Thank you for sharing your experience. I love hearing how families are using the lessons and spending time together. Holly

Tonya Evans March 20, 2020

I’m loving these recipes, BUT I’m wondering what the adjustments would be for 6,000 ft. Altitude?
Definitely longer bake time…
Any advice???
Thank you.

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