O: Orange-Honey Whole Wheat Bread
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Old Family Style Orange-Honey Whole Wheat Bread
Evelyn Gault submitted this tasty bread at Olde Thyme Garden’s 1st Bread Bake-Off. The orange and honey add a nice flavor to the whole wheat bread. Good for you…and delicious too!
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 ½ cups warm water (105° – 115°)
1 ¼ cups honey
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ cups butter, melted
4 cups whole wheat flour
½ TB grated orange rind
¾ cup orange juice
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until mixture becomes foamy, about 5 minutes.
Stir in egg, honey, salt and butter. Add the whole wheat flour, one cup at a time, or enough to make a sticky dough.
Add baking powder. Mix into wheat flour mixture.
Add the all-purpose flour, 1 cup at a time, beating after each addition to make a smooth and stiff dough.
Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead until elastic, about 10 minutes. Place dough in a greased bowl. Turn to coat. Cover bowl with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 ½ hours.
Turn dough out onto oiled surface. Divide into 2 equal parts, using hands. Shape each piece into a small loaf.
Place each loaf into a greased 8 ½ x 4 ½” loaf pans. Add orange juice, then orange rind. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until almost doubled, about 30 minutes.
Bake bread at 375° for 40-45 minutes, or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Turn bread out onto rack to cool. Cool before slicing.
Makes 2 loaves.