Whole Wheat Bread Recipe with Huckleberry Butter

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe with Huckleberry Butter
 Whole Wheat Bread with Huckleberry Butter

I have been a bread baker for what feels like a gazillion years, making at least 6 loaves a week while feeding our hungry growing family. Now I can make a large batch of Whole Wheat Bread with Huckleberry Butter, and share with friends and family.  This recipe makes bread that others enjoy! Here is my most requested fast, easy, 3-step recipe.

Whole Wheat Bread with Huckleberry Butter

No, I don’t grow the wheat, but I do everything else to make this from scratch bread. It’s my best bread, 100% whole wheat, stone ground, which used to be heavy.  What makes the difference?  Well here are some tips for how you can make your own super healthy Whole Wheat Bread with Huckleberry Butter.
Step 1: Grind 12 cups of hard white or red wheat, finely ground. I use a Grain Grinder that is 36 years old…best ever!
Whole Wheat Bread with Huckleberry Butter
Make sure you have these ingredients on hand. Vital Wheat Gluten binds the dough. It provides added natural protein, increased volume, improved shape and enhances flavor. Dough Enhancer gives this bread a very fine, light texture and preserves moistness. It has a shelf-life of about 3 years. A 21-oz. can contains 4 1/2 cups and makes this recipe 24 times.
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I really like Saf-Instant yeast.
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Step 2: Mix and Knead
Each batch produces 4, (8 x 4-inch) standard size loaves.

Mix together first four ingredients in mixer with a dough hook. Check the temp of your water and add the yeast. Add 1/2 of the flour and beat. Put in 1-2 more cups of flour, gluten flour, dough enhancer. Beat again. With mixer on medium speed, add remaining flour just until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead 6-10 minutes on medium speed.

Step 3: Rise and Bake

Pre-heat oven for 1 minute to LUKE WARM and turn off. Spray or oil pans. Pour dough out onto oiled counter, divide and shape into loaves and put into pans. Let loaves rise 35 minutes in warmed oven. Do not remove bread from oven; turn oven to 350 F. and bake for 30 minutes. Tip out of pans and cool on cooling rack. I like to butter the tops for a softer crust.

Whole Wheat Bread with Huckleberry Butter

If you do not have a mixer with a dough hook and are kneading this by hand, gradually add last cup of flour to keep dough from sticking to counter. You will add more flour when kneading by hand than when using a mixer simply to be able to handle this moist dough. With wheat bread, always add the least amount of flour possible to keep bread moist. Knead 10 minutes before shaping dough into loaves.

Serve with yummy Huckleberry Butter.

 Whole Wheat Bread with Huckleberry Butter

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Whole Wheat Bread Recipe with Huckleberry Butter
 
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100% Whole Wheat Bread with Huckleberry Butter is so healthy and good for you, but it's light and amazing for sandwiches and toast, Spread with the Huckleberry Butter and have dessert!
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Recipe type: Bread and Rolls
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 loaves
Ingredients
For Bread
  • ⅔ cup oil
  • ⅔ cup honey, 1 cup sugar, or 1 cup of new Stevia Extract In the Raw
  • 1½ Tbsp. salt
  • 5½ cups steaming hot water (120-130F)
  • ½ cup gluten flour
  • 3 Tbsp. dough enhancer
  • 2½ Tbsp. Instant yeast
  • 14-16 cups whole wheat flour
For Huckleberry Butter
  • 1 cup huckleberry jam (or whatever kind of jam you like)
  • 2 cups softened butter
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
Instructions
For Bread:
  1. Mix together first four ingredients in mixer with a dough hook.
  2. Check the temp of your water and add the yeast.
  3. Add ½ of the flour and beat. Put in 1-2 more cups of flour, gluten flour, dough enhancer. Beat again.
  4. With mixer on medium speed, add remaining flour just until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Knead 6-10 minutes on medium speed.
  5. Pre-heat oven for 1 minute to LUKE WARM and turn off.
  6. Spray or oil pans.
  7. Pour dough out onto oiled counter, divide and shape into loaves and put into pans.
  8. Let loaves rise 35 minutes in warmed oven. Do not remove bread from oven; turn oven to 350 F. and bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Tip out of pans and cool on cooling rack.
  10. I like to butter the tops for a softer crust.
  11. If you do not have a mixer with a dough hook and are kneading this by hand, gradually add last cup of flour to keep dough from sticking to counter. You will add more flour when kneading by hand than when using a mixer simply to be able to handle this moist dough. With wheat bread, always add the least amount of flour possible to keep bread moist. Knead 10 minutes before shaping dough into loaves.
For Huckleberry Butter
  1. Gently fold together to preserve the whole huckleberries, or you can whip it with a mixer if you prefer.
Notes
If you do not have a mixer with a dough hook and are kneading this by hand, gradually add last cup of flour to keep dough from sticking to counter. You will add more flour when kneading by hand than when using a mixer simply to be able to handle this moist dough. With wheat bread, always add the least amount of flour possible to keep bread moist. Knead 10 minutes before shaping dough into loaves.

Whole Wheat Bread with Huckleberry Butter

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Whole Wheat Bread with Huckleberry Butter

 

About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

7 Comments

  1. Garden of Egan

    Looks like a very delicious batch of bread!
    I made some yesterday and I keep forgetting to put the VWG and dough enhancer in it, even though I have them.

    That huckleberry butter looks yum.
    Will give that one a try for sure.

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  2. Pondside

    That looks SO good! I’ve never heard of those extra ingredients – they aren’t in the baking aisle of any if the local stores.

    Reply
  3. Julie

    I love, love, love bread! Wish I could drop by for a piece. Beautiful bread!!

    Reply
  4. Dustin Olsen!

    Okay, so not only was the bread sounding really good… by the time I saw that Huckleberry Butter my mouth was watering!!

    Reply
  5. Christina

    I need to pass this recipe along to my dad, he grows huckleberries in Northern Idaho

    Reply
  6. Rachel

    OMG- that looks delish! I have never heard of huckleberries but it looks fabulous!!!

    Reply
  7. Martha

    There is nothing like homemade bread and the butter looks delicious as well — jam and butter all into one!

    Reply

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