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My 2-Loaf Wheat Bread Recipe

Valerie Albrechtsen
This recipe makes moist wheat bread. We love it!
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp instant yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups hot tap water 75-78°F.
  • 4 cups wheat flour red or white hard wheat
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 T salt
  • 1 T dough enhancer or 3 T gluten or 2 T vinegar or 1/4 c. potato flakes
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup honey


  • Spray 2 glass loaf pans with cooking spray.
  • Combine 1/2 c. warm water, instant yeast and 1 t. sugar in small bowl. Let stand for 5 min. until frothy.
  • In large bowl, stir the wheat flour, white flour, dough enhancer and salt.
  • Add yeast mixture, 2 c. hot water and 4 c. flour mixture to a mixer or bread machine bowl. Beat on low speed for 10 min., periodically scraping sides of bowl. Beating helps knead the dough so don’t stop too soon.
  • Add oil and honey. Beat well for a few minutes.
  • Add more 2 c. cups of flour mixture one cup at a time. Beat on low for 10 min. Dough should pull away from sides of bowl and form a ball on dough hook. If it does not pull away add a little more flour until it does.
  • Remove dough from dough hook and divide in half. Each loaf will be about 1 lb. 6 ounces. With floured hands, shape into 2 loaves. My mom used to say it was just like patting a baby’s bottom. Put loaves into loaf pans.
  • Cover with a towel if it rises on the counter. Or proof in your oven covered with plastic sprayed with cooking spray. Let rise until almost double (30 – 40 min.).
  • Tip: Let the uncovered bread rise in a slightly warm oven (turn oven on for 5 minutes and then off), and then turn on to bake after it has risen.
  • Turn oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 – 40 minutes. Loaves are done when slightly brown and hollow sounding when tapped. Let cool for a few minutes and then remove from pans to continue cooling.
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