Milk and Honey Bread
2 loaves - one to enjoy and one to share!
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups warm milk (110° to 115°)
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons salt
7 - 8 cups all-purpose flour (or 1/2 all-purpose, 1/2 whole wheat)
Dissolve yeast in warm milk. Add honey, butter, salt and 5 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down and shape into two loaves. Place in greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks. Enjoy!
Makes delicious sandwiches!