Honey Wheat French Bread
1.5 c warm water
2 T yeast (2 packets)
3 T honey (I substitute agave nectar)
2 c whole wheat flour
2 c all-purpose white flour
1 t salt
2 T olive oil
1. Grease and flour two loaf pans; preheat oven to 375*.
2a. Put all ingredients in bread mixer and mix.
2b. For standing mixer, or by hand, follow these directions:
-Pour water into bowl; add yeast and honey and lightly mix. Let sit for 2-3 minutes.
-Add flour and salt; stir in olive oil.
-Knead for 10 minutes, until dough is smooth and elastic.
-Let sit, covered, in a warm place for about 30 minutes, until doubled in size.
3. Halve dough and form into two loaves (I just do this in my hands rather than flouring the countertop); place in loaf pans.
4. Brush tops of loaves with water and bake for 17 minutes.
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