Light Wheat Bread

Grandma Merlene’s 90th birthday was yesterday. So I decided she might like some homemade bread.

Here’s grandma Merlene, 90 years old today! She’s holding her light wheat bread

I have an old Amish white bread recipe that I love. But I want to get a little healthier. So I often put in a cup and a hlaf of wheat flour to the recipe so it is like a light wheat bread. It is not too heavy, but it has a hint of wheat to it,but still light and fluffy like a good homemade white bread should be.  Not too dense, if you know what I mean.

Warm water mixed with the yeast….then add sugar after it foams up a bit….

I was going to use honey in this recipe but I used sugar instead, but I used
both kinds of flour.  
I used the Wesson canola oil for my bread….

Then add the oil and salt. 

2 Cups warm water
1 1/2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

2/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
4 to 4 1/2 cups white flour

In a large bowl yeast in water, then add sugar to feed yeast.  Allow to foam up. Add salt and oil and mix up. Add flour 1 cup or so at a time. Knead dough until smooth 3-4 minutes. Place in oiled bowl for an hour to rise and Cover with a damp cloth till doubled in size. Divide dough in half and form into loaves and place in 2 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Makes 2 loaves.  Can make all white by substituting wheat flour for white and it is just as easy and yummy.

Cute flour and sugar holders…..I need some of these…

You could use your dough hook, but it seriously takes about 3 to 4 minutes to get it all ready  to rise!  I just
do it by hand because it is so easy to clean up. 

While it was baking I thought I’d put up my St. Patrick’s Day stuff.  I only had enough for the front table….

My St. Patrick’s Day front entry table….I made the leprechaun a few years back with my class.
We used empty lamination rolls for the body.  It took me a year to save up enough at my school! 

Anyway, Grandma Merlene loves homemade bread.  I hope she liked mine. 

And I had to have a few slices too….good thing this recipe makes 2 loaves!   
Anyway,  this wheat bread is real easy, yummy, and good for you! Wanna bite?