Lately I’ve been coming across all these old recipes from our early days of marriage that I have written down, but without a note on where I found the recipe. In digging out some of these recipes I’ve realized all over again just how much I love them, but I can’t cite the original source. If this is your recipe (or you recognize it), let me know! I’d love to give credit where it’s due.
I love homemade bread. There aren’t many homemade breads that I don’t like, but this one has so many of my favorite features. Sweetened by applesauce and honey and mixed with oats, whole wheat flour, and bread flour. I love the way this mix of ingredients gives this bread such an awesome texture.
Multigrain Honey Bread
1/2 tbsp active dry yeast
2 1/2 tbsp cup honey
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tbsp no sugar added applesauce
1/2 cup oats
1 1/2 cups bread flour
1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add honey, and stir well. Mix in whole wheat flour, salt, and applesauce. Add oats and work bread flour in gradually. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
2. When dough is smooth and elastic, place it in a well oiled bowl. Turn it several times in the bowl to coat the surface of the dough, and cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk (about 45 minutes to 1 hour).
3. Punch down the dough. Shape into loaf, and place into well greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Allow to rise until dough is 1 to 1 1/2 inches above pan (about 45 minutes).
4. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
I have a KitchenAid mixer so to be totally honest, it does most of the work for me while I bustle about working on other things. But sometimes when I have extra time on my hands, I like to knead the dough by hand. It’s relaxing in a strange sort of way. And very satisfying to see it all come together into the perfect elastic-y dough. But however you make this, just do it. Because it’s delicious. And your tummy will thank you. 🙂