Neighbor gifts, I feel like you either love them or hate them. I absolutely love them. I love taking little things around to the people that live by us, catching up with them, and all that. We live in such an amazing neighborhood which we are so blessed with. We actually have 30 people that we are taking gifts to!
This year I asked my mother in law if she would teach me to make her yummy wheat bread, whenever she makes it I absolutely love it and we all devour it. She was so sweet and had me come over to her house one day and walked me through step by step how to make it. It truly is such an easy recipe and something that I feel like is pretty fool proof! It makes 6 loaves of bread so it quickly can make gifts to give to all your neighbors. We are started making ours last week and passing them out and will keep doing them throughout the end of December.
I wanted to package them up super simple but cute. I did white twine around the loaf and then did our Christmas cards with them. Super simple yet still cute and meaningful.
Simple Wheat Bread Recipe:
5 1/4 Cup Hot Water – Tap Water is Great
2 TBSP Salt
3/4 Cup Honey
6 Cups Wheat Flour – 2 Cups Flour
4 TBSP Yeast (heaping)
2 TBSP Oil
4 TBSP Lecithin
1 Cup Gluten
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Mix in mixer (Bosch or Kitchenaid) with whisk attachment until combined:
Flour (6 cups)
Let sit for 30 minutes (yes without the yeast)
Add in oil, lecithin, gluten, & yeast. Add in 2 cups flour. Mix with dough hook on mixer. Add in 1/2 cup flour at a time until the dough is sticky but does not stick to your fingers.
Knead in your mixer for 10 minutes. Make sure it is the full 10 minutes.
Break dough into 6 large bread pans evenly.
Let bread rise for 30 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees at 30 minutes.
I hope you babes love this simple wheat bread recipe as much as we do. This is the bread that Lettie is always devouring in all my Insta-Stories too!