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Honey Whole Wheat Sunflower Bread Recipe

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Total Time: Under 4 Hours
Skill Level: Moderate
Cost: Inexpensive
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Honey Whole Wheat Sunflower Bread

Photo by: Mark Shapiro

This is my favorite bread. The honey makes the texture so soft and smooth.

Yield: Makes 2 loaves

INGREDIENTS

  • 1½ cups  (375 mL) milk
  • 1½ tbsp (22 mL) unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) liquid honey
  • 2 cups (500 mL) all purpose flour, divided (approx.)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 1 package (¼ oz/8 g) quick-rising (instant) dry yeast
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • ½ cup (125 mL) roasted unsalted sunflower seeds

Equipment:

  • Instant-read thermometer
  • Baking sheet, lined with parchment paper

Directions

1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring milk, butter and honey to a simmer until an instant-read thermometer registers approximately 120° to 130°F (50° to 55°C), about 3 minutes. Do not let boil.

2. Meanwhile, in work bowl fitted with metal dough blade, process 1½ cups (375 mL) of the all-purpose flour, the whole wheat flour, yeast and salt until well combined, about 15 seconds. With the motor running, slowly pour hot milk mixture through the feed tube into work bowl. With the motor continuing to run, spoon additional all-purpose flour through the feed tube, about ¼ cup (50 mL) at a time, until dough pulls away from sides and begins to gather and a soft, not sticky, dough forms, about 90 seconds. Add sunflower seeds and pulse 5 times.

3. Remove from work bowl and place on a floured surface. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic, 3 to 5 minutes. Shape into a ball. Transfer to a large oiled bowl and turn to coat all over. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let dough rise in a warm, draft-free place until double in volume, about 45 to 90 minutes, depending on the humidity and heat factors.

4. Preheat the oven to 35°F (180°C). Punch down dough and form into two round loaves. Place on prepared baking sheet, at least 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Cover with a towel and let rest in a warm, draft-free place until they rise slightly, 20 to 30 minutes. Bake in preheated oven until light brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.

Variation: Add ¼ tsp (1 mL) ground cardamom to the flour mixture.

Notes

Sometimes the honey sinks to the bottom of the milk mixture. Make sure you use a heatproof spatula to remove it all from the pan.


© 2005 George Geary
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is for 1 loaf of bread.

1313kcal (66%)
294mg (29%)
1mg (1%)
157mcg RAE (5%)
1185mg
256mg
43g
29g
23g
218g
41mg (14%)
1255mg (52%)
11g (56%)
34g (53%)
12mg (66%)
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