I have a knack for turning all attempts of making bread and buns into creating door stops and hockey pucks respectively. That was until I found this little gem of a bread recipe.
The added bonus was that it is healthier than your standard recipe (zip it you carb hating, flour despising do gooders – its a compromise). Anyway I am not a big fan over super wordy recipe blogs, so here goes for your Coconut, Honey White (yes WHITE- phbbbbt health nuts) bread recipe.
Note: this bread recipe is written for those who have Kitchen Aid mixers. You may need to adapt for your device or just pull out the stops and the pipes and go full hands on manual bread making.
- 2 packs yeast (or 4 teaspoons)
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups warm water (100/38 degrees F/C)
- 6 & 1/2 cups bread flour or white wheat flour (I used all purpose and it was fine)
- Pour warm water into your stand mixer bowl (I am lucky I have a kitchen aid mixer). Add yeast and stir it around to dissolve
- To this mixture add the coconut oil, honey, eggs, 3 cups of the flour and salt. Mix on speed 1 for 10 minutes, using the paddle attachment
- Change to the dough hook attachment. Add the remaining flour (I did 1 cup at a time). Once all flour is added, mix for 10 minutes on speed 1. If the dough is a little sticky, you can add a small amount of flour by hand, but not more than a 1/4 cup.
- Put dough into a greased bowl, turning so the surface is greased. Cover and let rise until doubled, approximately 45 minutes
- Poke down dough and turn onto a floured surface. Knead or slap to remove air bubbles
- Divide in half. Shape into two leaves and put into two greased 9 inch loaf pans. Turn dough to coat surface in oil. Cover and let rise until doubled. about 45 minutes.
- Bake at 375 degree for about 30 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped
- Let rest in pans for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely on wire rack.
I owe kudos to http://www.humoroushomemaking.com for this Cindy proof recipe. No more retaining wall blocks or clay pigeons coming out of my oven.