Makes a very good loaf. I use it for special occasions at church. You can substitute brown sugar for the honey if you wish.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
In a large mixing bowl, sift whole wheat flour, bread flour, salt and baking powder. Sift three more times. Mix in 1/4 cup oil. In a separate bowl, dissolve honey in water. Stir into flour mixture. Mix just until a sticky dough pulls together.
Turn dough out onto a well floured surface and divide into four pieces. Form pieces into desired shape. Place loaves on lightly greased baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven for 18 minutes. Remove from oven, brush with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and bake for 10 to 15 minutes longer, until bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
Per Serving: 150 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 22.5g; fat 6g; sodium 547.8mg.
The quality of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Extra-strong or Canadian flours, which are bet higher in gluten, may give you a better rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re making wholemeal bread , which not always getting bigger as well as clear bread.
To make this in a dough , add all the ingredients to your breadmaker and follow the makers instructions.
A dough’s first rising can be done in the fridge overnight . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.