The only "complaint" I get when I make this is: It doesn't taste like whole wheat!I usually double or triple this recipe. And I have successfully used unsweetened applesauce in place of the oil (I added MAYBE 1 TB of oil!
- 4 cups whole wheat flour -
- 1 teaspoon salt -
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast -
- 1/2 cup honey -
- 1/2 cup olive oil -
- 1 cup warm water -
- 2 eggs -
Mix yeast with the warm water and wait till it starts to bubble. In separate bowl mix flour and salt. Then add the yeast mixture and then the rest of the ingredients. Mix till smooth (You may need to add more flour since it can be too sticky. Be sure you don't add too much though, better it be a bit sticky then too dry)
Put into lightly oiled bowl and turn so that whole ball of dough has oil on it. Cover and let rise for 1 hour. Then punch down and braid. Let rise for 30 minutes. Egg wash and bake. Preheated oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Enjoy!!