Homemade Wheat Bread Recipe

When it's cold outside, Lori turns to bread baking with this homemade wheat bread recipe.

| GRIT's 2011 Guide to Homemade Bread

  • Cinnamon and Ginger on Wheat Bread
    Lori changes the Rustic Wheat Bread from savory to sweet with cinnamon and ginger.
    Lori Dunn

  • Cinnamon and Ginger on Wheat Bread

The second recipe I chose to make, I’ve made before, so I decided to play with it some and changed it a bit. I used the Rustic Wheat Bread With Savory Herbs and Onions recipe, a wonderful homemade wheat bread recipe.  

Easy Bread Recipes From GRIT Bloggers

Lori Dunn's homemade wheat bread recipe was originally submitted as part of her blog post, "When the Weather Outside Is Frightful, Homemade Bread Is So Delightful," in her GRIT Blog, News From the Nest in Rural Pennsylvania.

Rustic Wheat Bread With Savory Herbs and Onions

1⁄2 cup lukewarm water
2 tablespoons yeast
1 tablespoon honey
4 cups unbleached flour
4 cups whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups warm water, divided
4 tablespoons olive oil
1⁄4 cup minced fresh Italian parsley
2 generous tablespoons fresh minced sage
2 generous tablespoons fresh minced rosemary
1⁄2 cup finely chopped onion
1⁄4 cup cornmeal, divided 

In small bowl, combine lukewarm water, yeast and honey. Let mixture stand until yeast becomes foamy, about 10 minutes.

In large bowl, combine unbleached flour, whole-wheat flour and salt; make a well in center of mixture. Add yeast mixture to well and stir just to combine a little of the flour. Add 1 cup warm water, and continue mixing. Add oil and remaining warm water, and continue mixing. Once most of the flour is mixed in and it becomes difficult to stir, turn dough out onto lightly floured surface.

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