Honey of a Wheat Bread


  • 1/2 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 1 2/3 cups milk
  • 6-7 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup flaxseed meal
  • 2 pkgs. Yeast
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup bran
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. butter


  • In saucepan heat milk until bubbles form around the edge of pan; remove from heat.
  • Add Sue Bee® honey, salt and 1/4 cup butter; stir until butter melts.
  • Cool to lukewarm and add bran.
  • Sprinkle yeast over warm water in large bowl.
  • Stir yeast to dissolve.
  • Stir in cooled milk mixture.
  • Add 4 cups flour.
  • Beat with a spoon until smooth.
  • Gradually add the rest of the flour.
  • Turn out and knead dough for 5-8 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  • Place in lightly greased bowl; cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down lightly and turn out onto floured board.
  • Halve into 2 balls.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Cut each of the halves in two.
  • With palms, roll each part into 12 inch strips.
  • Twist two strips of dough together three times around; press each end together to seal.
  • Place in two greased 9 x 5 x 2 inch loaf pans.
  • Brush tops with melted butter.
  • Let rise until sides reach tops of pans, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Turn out of pans to cool.
  • Makes 2 loaves.
Categories: Breads Recipes
Sue Bee Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Sue Bee® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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