Bread – Honey

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Rest Time: 4-6 hours
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Preheat Oven: 350°F

Makes 3 Loaves

2tspActive Dry Yeast10ml
¼c.Hot Water60ml
c.Hot Water560ml
7c.Flour1.750l
¼c.Honey250ml
2 Eggs  
¼c.Butter or Oil60ml
2tspSalt10ml

OPTIONAL – Replace 2 cups White Flour with Whole Wheat Flour.

Combine Yeast and ¼ c. warm water.

Let stand in a warm place for 10 minutes. 

Blend Yeast mixture, Oil, Eggs, Salt, Honey, 2 cups of Flour, and remaining water. 

Add remain Flour one cup at a time mixing well. 

On well floured surface kneed dough until it is soft and elastic adding flour if sticky.  Place dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp, clean towel, and leave to rise in a very warm place (75-80°F) for 2 hours. 

Kneed dough. 

Leave to rise for 1 hour. 

Divide dough into three equal parts. 

Roll out one piece at a time until dough is approximately 1 inch thick x 5 inches wide.  Roll up tightly (like a jelly roll) to form loaves. 

Place in greased (not oil) loaf pans. 

Place in very warm place to rise for 1-2 hours (until dough has risen 1-2 inches above the rim of the loaf pan).

Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes.

Remove from Pans immediately – cool and store. 

Note:  Sugar can be substituted for Honey

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