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Tom and I do a lot of cooking. We go grocery shopping once a week and we have a pretty tight budget that we need to stick too. (We haven’t been doing so hot on this one…) Usually grocery day is followed by bake day. This is when Tom makes is super yummy sandwich bread. He finally made enough adaptations to the recipe to make it taste super yummy with everything from PB&J to grilled cheese. Anyway, the recipe is below. You can also find it HERE on his blog.

Enjoy. 🙂

You’ll need:

  • 1 TBS active dry yeast
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 3 TBS honey
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1&1/2 tsp salt
  • About 3-4 cups of 100% whole wheat flour

Start by dissolving the yeast and sugar in 1 cup of warm water.  It should become frothy on top as the yeast activates.  Add the butter, milk, honey, orange juice, salt, and mix together.  Then add 3 cups of flour and mix until combined.  By the time that’s combined you should be have a sticky, wet dough, that you can’t really stir with a spoon anymore.  Start adding flour about 1/4 cup at a time and mix with your hands until the dough becomes knead able and no longer sticks to everything it touches.  Continue to knead for another 5-7 minutes until the dough becomes smooth and springy.  Transfer to a bowl and let rise until double, about 1-2 hours.  Gently deflate and shape it into an 8 inch log, then set it in a lightly greased 8×5 bread pan.  Cover the bread pan loosely with lightly greased plastic wrap.  Allow this to rise about an hour or until the top of loaf is about 1″ above the pan.  Then place in a 350 degree oven and cook for 35-40 minutes.