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Sarah from To Motherhood and Beyond is hosting the Carnival of Beauty ~ The Beauty of Bread today and the deadline is 3:00 p.m.

While growing up, my mom did not bake bread so I never learned how. After Hubby and I were married (23 yrs. ago), we began attending a Mennonite church although neither of us were raised Mennonite. If you know anything about the Mennonite ladies, you know they cook and bake … a LOT! So of course, I wanted to as well.

I got out my handy dandy Betty Crocker cookbook and decided to give bread baking a whirl. It worked! Then I branched out and used some of the Mennonite recipes I had and we ate homemade bread for years.

When the girls got in school, I went back to work and that ended the bread baking until I got a bread machine…I really like the “fix it and forget it” aspect. I still don’t bake as often as I’d like, but when I do, my family likes this recipe.

Honey-Whole Wheat Bread
*for a 1-1/2 pound loaf:
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened (I use butter)
1-1/2 cups bread flour
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Measure carefully, placing all ingredients in bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Whole Wheat or Basic/White cycle. Use Medium or Light crust color. Remove baked bread from pan and cool on wire rack.

ENJOY!

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