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Whole Wheat Honey Ricotta Bread
Easy To Make Homemade Whole Wheat Honey Ricotta Yeast Bread
Prep Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins
 
If you're nervous about making homemade bread without the aid of a bread machine, let me show you how easy it is to bake this delicious Homemade Whole Wheat Honey Ricotta Bread.
Course: Yeast Bread
Servings: 1 loaf
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup very warm water 110 degrees-115 degrees
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup bead flour plus additional for kneading
  • 2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • olive oil spray
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the butter, honey and warm water.
  2. Add the sugar and ricotta cheese and whisk into the butter and water mixture.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the whole wheat flour, bread flour, yeast, and salt.
  4. Switch to a wooden spoon and stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredient bowl.
  5. Stir vigorously until the dough forms a ball and comes away from the sides of the bowl.
  6. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand for 3-4 minutes until the dough becomes smooth and elastic.
  7. Oil the inside of a medium bowl with olive oil spray and place the dough ball in the bowl.
  8. Spray the top of the dough with oil and cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
  9. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in volume (approximately 60 minutes) in a warm, draft free place.
  10. Turn the risen dough out onto a clean counter and roll into an approximate 9" x 12" rectangle.
  11. Roll the dough, starting from the narrow end and place the log seam side down in a loaf pan that has been sprayed with olive oil spray.
  12. Allow the dough to rise until doubled in bulk (approximately 40-50 minutes) in a warm, draft free place.
  13. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  14. Bake the bread in a preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until it golden brown and sounds hallow when tapped.
  15. Cool the bread on a wire rack for 15 minutes and then turn the bread out of the pan and continue cooling on the rack until completely cooled.
  16. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

1 loaf pan
olive oil spray
medium bowl
large bowl
wooden spoon
whisk
plastic wrap