Sourdough Honey Whole Wheat Bread
A hearty whole wheat yeast bread with just a taste of honey and a tanginess only sourdough can contribute.
1 (0.25-ounce) packet active dry yeast, or 2 1/4 teaspoons
1 cup warm water
2/3 cup sourdough starter mix
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
4 cups whole wheat flour
- Dissolve yeast in warm water.
- Mix together the yeast mixture, sourdough starter mix, honey, salt and shortening with whole wheat flour. Add up to more whole wheat flour as needed to make a stiff dough. Knead on a floured surface until smooth then place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until doubled in size.
- Punch down; double again. Punch down; roll into a loaf, and place in a loaf pan. Let double in pan.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown, with a hollow sound when thumped.
Makes 1 loaf.