Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Homemade Honey Wheat Bread

A few weeks ago I stumbled across a blog called Window On The Prairie.  It appears that she started her blog this past spring so it's kind of new but her content is fun!  She lives on the prairie with her husband where they have a farm, some cows, and a garden.  She writes about her live and her weekend trips on a daily basis.

Her post and recipe for Honey Wheat Bread inspired me to make my first loafs of homemade bread.

I am going to try her peach pie in the near future too, so watch for that post!

It is so easy! Everything you need is probably already in your pantry:
Whole Wheat Flour
All Purpose Flout
Yeast - did you know 1 packet equals 2 1/4 tablespoons?  It does.  And the jar is much cheaper than the packets.

Link here for the step by step directions on how to make the bread, since this is her recipe, I am not going to give details on measurements, you will need to visit her to get that!  She also has some really nice step by step pictures.

If you follow her directions, and add in a helpful 5 year old, you will have a dough ball that looks like this,

And a barefooted child that looks like this.

When your dough ball looks like this

Let your 5 year old do this.  I promise, she will enjoy it!  If you do not have a 5 year old, do it yourself.  I promise, you will enjoy it!

Keep following her directions and eventually you will have loafs that look like this.  But hopefully you will have pans that do not look like this.  These pans have had much love, many a meat loaf and banana bread have been baked in here.  This is their first time holding actual bread!

All you need is a little patience and before you know it, you will have these!  They are ready for the oven now!

And after about 45 minutes, you will have these beauties.  Just don't fall asleep on the couch and miss the buzzer. 

What?  No, I did not do that.  Really.

Oh, wait, maybe I did.


The end product is YUM!  And the process was so much fun.  Heidi was home from school that day and this was a very productive, enjoyable way to spend our day.


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