Honey Bunch Bread

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This is our family's favorite bread recipe; it was obtained from one of my fathers' coworkers.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 loaves bread

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • ½ cup honey

  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 6 cups all-purpose flour, or more as needed

Directions

  1. Stir warm water and honey together in a bowl until honey dissolves. Sprinkle yeast over water mixture and let stand until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir oil and salt into yeast mixture. Mix 3 cups of flour into yeast mixture until no dry spots remain. Stir in remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition, until dough is no longer sticky and pulls together. Continue kneading for 5 minutes in a stand mixer or 10 minutes by hand.

  3. Place dough in a large, lightly-oiled bowl and turn to coat. Cover bowl with a towel and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  4. Punch down dough and let rise again until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.

  5. Grease three 9x5-inch loaf pans.

  6. Punch down dough and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Form dough into 3 loaves and place into prepared pans. Cover loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until dough is about 1 inch above the sides of the loaf pans, about 45 minutes.

  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  8. Bake in preheated oven until tops are golden brown and the bottoms of loaves sound hollow when tapped, about 40 minutes. Remove loaves from pans and transfer to a cooling rack.

Cook's Notes:

I like to use coconut oil and substitute half whole wheat flour. You can also use sugar in place of the honey.

The amount of flour varies based on how it's measured, humidity, and altitude.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

110 Calories
2g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 110
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 38mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.