Sweet Honey Wholemeal Bread

Sweet Honey Wholemeal Bread


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A delicious wholemeal bread that is sweetened with a hint of honey. Makes 2 tasty loaves and is best served warm with a little butter. Yummy for sammies too.

Meghan Monahan

Serves: 24 

  • 2 cups (500ml) warm water (45 degrees C)
  • 3 teaspoons dried yeast
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups (250g) wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 cups (630g) plain flour

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hour45min rising  ›  Ready in:2hours45min 

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add honey and stir well. Mix in wholemeal flour, salt and vegetable oil. Work plain flour in gradually.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured bench. Knead for at least 10 to 15 minutes. When dough is smooth and elastic, place it in a well oiled bowl. Turn it several times in the bowl to coat the surface of the dough.
  3. Cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.
  4. Punch down the dough. Shape into two loaves, and place into 2 well greased 23x12cm loaf pans. Allow to rise until dough is about 2cm above pans.
  5. Bake at 190 degrees C for 25 to 30 minutes.

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Reviews (5)


Altered ingredient amounts. Great recipe. Every time I make it, the two loaves are gone within a day. We like it with double the amount of honey. The only suggestion is to ensure you cook it in a freshly heated oven. Don't try baking it after cooking something else in a higher temperature. Even if you reduce the temperature, the oven is still too hot and the outside of the bread cooks faster than the inside, therefore making a doughy inside. I'm fairly new at bread baking and have found this to be an easy and tasty bread. - 14 Jul 2008


Altered ingredient amounts. Wow! A honey and wheat bread my husband will eat! It's a regular in my kitchen every week and it goes fast. I add a liitle extra honey, up to 5 tablespoons, for extra sweetness. If you've never baked before this is an easy one. - 14 Jul 2008


Altered ingredient amounts. Great recipe. This was my first bread and it was very easy and delicious. I doubled the honey as suggested by the other reviews and it was very good. I'll make this again. - 14 Jul 2008

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