* Chef Cook's Honey Bread *
1 1/3 Cups Warm water ( Approx 100 F)
½ Oz. Rapid rise yeast (2 envelopes)
1/3 Cup Gourmet Temptations Honey
¼ Cup Vegetable oil
1 tsp. Salt
3-3 ½ Cups All Purpose flour
Place ½ cup warm water in large bowl. Sprinkle in yeast and stir until dissolved. Add remaining water, honey, oil, salt, and 1 cup flour. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed with electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic – approx. 8-10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, approx. 1 hour.
Punch dough down; place on greased cookie sheet shaping into approx. a 9-10” round. Cover, let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, approx. 30 minutes.
Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Should be nice and brown – do not over bake. Remove from baking sheet and cool on wire rack. Makes one round.