• 2 packages regular active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 cups very warm water (120°F to 130°F)
  • 4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 3/4 to 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cups potato flakes (0ptional)


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside. In a large bowl, mix honey, butter, salt and very warm water; cool 5 minutes.
  2. To cooled honey mixture, beat in 3 cups of the whole wheat flour with an electric mixer on low speed, scraping bowl frequently, until moistened. Beat on medium speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl frequently.  Beat in remaining 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and dissolved yeast.  With spoon, stir in 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour and potato flakes if using.  Mix until dough pulls cleanly away from side of bowl.
  3. Place dough on floured work surface.  Knead in remaining 1/2 to 1 cup all-purpose flour; continue to knead 5 to 10 minutes until dough is smooth and springy.  Lightly oil a large bowl, place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides.  Cover loosely with plastic wrap and cloth towel. Let rise in warm place (80°F to 85°F) 30 to 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
  4. Generously oil 2 loaf pans. Gently push fist into dough to deflate divide in half. On lightly floured surface, roll each half of dough with rolling pin into 18×8-inch rectangle.  Starting with one 8-inch side, roll up dough tightly, pressing with thumbs to seal after each turn. Pinch edge of dough into roll to seal; pinch each end to seal  Fold ends under loaf; place seam side down in pan. Cover; let rise in warm place 30-45 minutes or until doubled in size.
  5. Heat oven to 375°. Uncover dough; bake 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°; bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until loaves sound hollow when lightly tapped.  Immediately remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool for about 1 hour.
Amount of servings Serving Size Calories Fat Protein Carbohydrate
32 1 slice 126 2 g 4 g 24 g

Fiber 2g


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