Jackie's Bread

My New Year's Resolution?  Make all of our bread.  From scratch.  I've dabbled in a bunch of recipes, and this creation is my own, the one that my husband says is the winner.

Jackie's Bread

2 1/2 C. warm water with 1 TBSP sugar
5 tsp. yeast
¼ C.  olive oil
¼ C. honey
1  tsp.  salt
Whole Wheat flour (either ¼ C. gluten with2 C. whole wheat flour OR 2 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour)
3-4  C. white flour

Wisk sugar water and yeast with fork.  Let set 5 min.  Add olive oil, honey, salt.  Add  whole wheat flour combo as listed above.  Add the remaining flour one cup at a time (amount changes depending on humidity).  Knead for 5 min. I use a kitchen aid mixer and when the bread is all collected on the hook, I know it has enough flour and has been kneaded enough.

Spray a large bowl with cooking spray.  Put dough in bowl, then turn over (so top of dough is covered with cooking spray).  Dampen cheese cloth and put over bowl.  Let rise in warm place for one hour.  Bang bowl to punch down.

Separate dough in half (this recipe makes 2 loaves).  Either place the halves in the greased loaf pan or braid. To braid, with each half, divide further into 3 pieces,  roll into long ‘snake’ and braid a tight braid.  Place in greased loaf pans.  Let rise for 1/2 hour.

350 for 35 min. Turn out of pans immediately onto wire racks (so dough doesn’t get soggy).  Enjoy…and make sure to tell me you tried my recipe!


  1. You're making me hungry. This looks delicious!

  2. About how many servings is made from this recipie? Thanks!

    1. It makes 2 loaves. Depending how you cut it, the servings can vary. If it's warm out of the oven, my little family can eat the whole loaf (naughty). But if not, we can all have sandwiches or toast for a couple days.

  3. I'm waiting on the second rising now! I can not wait to try it! Something about the combination of honey and olive oil makes bread feel both humble and decadent all at the same time.

  4. Just tried this recipe for the first time, made on regular loaf, and 2 smaller ones, one with sundried tomatoes and one with cinnamon sugar. Wow. Sooooooooo good! Thanks for sharing, it will be my go-to bread recipe from now on!

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