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Whole Wheat Bread

servings:Makes 3 loaves
prep time:
20 min
total time:
2 hr , 15 minutes


  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 1/2 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar, or honey
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
Whole Wheat Bread photo


  • 1

    Combine 1/4 cup water and yeast in a large bowl, and let stand until the yeast is dissolved, about 5 minutes.

  • 2

    Add, and mix well: egg, butter, 2 1/2 cups water, salt, and honey.

  • 3

    Add flours

  • 4

    Knead for about 10 minutes. Allow dough to rise in a large oiled bowl until doubled, about 1 hour, and once in 3 greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pans until doubled, about 45 minutes.

  • 5

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • 6

    Bake about 45 minutes. Bake until the crust is golden brown and the bottom sounds hollow when tapped. Brush tops with butter for a soft crust. Remove the loaves to a rack to cool completely.



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