Bready for Wholemeal & Honey?

Feeling wheaty?  Lovely with a dab of butter or some cheese and chutney……..Heaven.

Brrrrr, its cold here now so nice crusty WARM bread is gorgeous!! Especially melted with cheese…

Mmmmm, I am making myself VERY hungry and its 11pm at night!!  Not a good look.

I do though have another version of this baking as we speak………So I will (SIGH) need to try it out……

More on that later……………..

So after yesterday’s non yeasty beasty, are we ready to get yeasty?


For a mini starter:

1/2 tsp dried yeast

1/2 cup warm water

1/2 tsp honey

1 cup Strong bread flour


1.5tsp dried yeast

3 Tbsp honey

4 cups whole-wheat Flour.

1 to 1 &1/2 cups of warm water

Pinch salt


Combine yeast, water and honey from starter ingredients.

Mix well and place in warm area until creamy/ frothy.

Add in flour, stirring well, cover with glad wrap and leave 6-24 hours in RT.


Combine the 1 cup of warm water, honey and yeast of the 2nd lot of ingredients.

Place in warm area covered until creamy/ frothy.

Combine the starter into the yeasty mixture above.

Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

Add in yeasty +starter mix until dough forms.

Dependant on your flour, you may need some more water.

Add water (if needed) until dough is moist and ready to knead but not dry.

Knead dough for 5-6 minutes.

Place in lightly oiled bowl, cover and leave in warm area, 2-3 hours ( until doubled)

Ready for first rise

Remove dough from warm area and place on lightly floured area.

Dough should be quite moist and sticky.

Gently shape the dough,  don’t knock back too much.

Place on papered baking tray and cover with lightly oiled gladwrap and tea towel.

Leave to rise for 60 minutes in RT .

After first rise

Shaped and ready for 2nd rise

While waiting for bread to rise , Preheat oven to 230 Celsius.

When rising has finished, place bread in the oven for 10 mins at above heat.

Reduce heat after ten minutes to 205 celsius and bake a further 20-25 minutes.

Remove when cooked and dark golden brown.

Cool completely and sample!!

Ready for oven

Ready to Munch!!


Very nice bread BUT I found the 2nd day, it was a little dry so I will be trying a little more moisture next time.

I am going to try a half whole wheat and half strong bakers flour as well.

Still lovely and you can taste that hint of honey.

Even Mr fussy liked it!!

 Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!

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