Soft and Sweet Wheat Bread

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Do you ever find yourself with food cravings?

I don’t usually have them.
I am absolutely an equal opportunity eater.

On Sunday afternoon I found myself obsessing over Parker House Rolls.

Funny thing…
I’ve never had Parker House Rolls,
but just by looking at their picture,
you just KNOW how they are going to taste.

warm
right from the oven
soft, buttery, and slightly sweet

heaven

I had to have them,
so I began searching for a recipe.

Right away I found one at King Arthur Flour, only I didn’t have the potato flour.

I tend to be a “wing it” girl in the kitchen,
so I went with it, replacing some of the AP flour with wheat, and simply leaving out the potato.

Oh my goodness.
By far, the BEST rolls ever,
and I wasn’t the only one who thought so.

They were so good, I decided to try if loaf style.
Maybe now I can get Stella to try a sandwich for lunch, because I am running
VERY
low on fun non-sandwich  lunch ideas:)
{not complaining at all}
it would simply be a nice change of pace.

Another winner here,
only the bread was so good
plain
with butter
and with jam
that there may not be any left for lunches.

Soft and Sweet Wheat Bread
 adapted from a recipe by King Arthur Flour

2 cups of AP flour
1 cup of Whole Wheat Flour
2 1/2 tsp yeast
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter
1 cup of whole milk
1 large egg

4 tbsp melted butter for brushing on the loaf

warm the butter with the milk {only slightly warmer than room temperature}
combine the remaining ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer
add the milk/butter

knead until the dough is smooth and has formed a ball
cover and let rise for about 1 1/2 hours

on a lightly floured surface roll the dough into a rectangle
brush the surface with butter
fold in thirds {as in a letter}
place seam side down in a buttered loaf pan

cover and let rise for 1 hour

preheat the oven to 350
bake the loaf for 25 – 30 minutes
until the top is golden brown

as soon as you remove the loaf from the oven brush the top with the remaining butter

try to let it cool at least a bit before you dig in;
although, it is AMAZING piping hot from the oven:)

Enjoy!

a few additional baked goodies
Graham Bread
Salted Caramel Banana Bread
the BEST Chocolate Stuffed Baguette