Honey Mustard Bread

I just made the most awesome bread. 

We've eaten half the loaf just for snacking but made sure to save enough for some sandwiches. Just the thought of  making some ham and cheese sandwiches out of this makes me excited. It's the simple things!

The top of mine is a little flatter than it would have been because I couldn't decide between loaf pans or just cooking it in my dutch oven and kept fiddling with it.
Still....turned out wonderful!

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Honey Mustard Bread

1/2 cup warm water
1 pkg dry yeast or 2 1/4 tsp

1 tsp sugar
1 cup room temp. milk
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh cracked pepper
2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 cup honey
3 tbsp coarse mustard 

3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup wheat flour
3 1/2-4 cups white flour 

In your mixing bowl, stir together water, yeast and sugar. Let sit 10 minutes or until foamy. With mixer on low, add milk, salt, pepper, thyme, honey, mustard and oil.

With mixer still on low, add wheat flour, then 3 1/2 cups of the white flour, 1/2 cup at a time. Using the dough hook, mix/knead on low for 5-8 minutes. Towards the end of mixing time, add more flour as needed until your dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. If you don't have a mixer with a dough hook, you can knead it on a floured counter top adding flour as needed, until dough is smooth and elastic.

Place dough into a greased bowl turning over once to grease both sides. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise 1 hour or until doubled. Punch dough down; flour hands and counter top, then form dough into a ball. Place in a greased dutch oven, s
prinkle lightly with flour and cover with a kitchen towel. Let rise another 1 1/2 hours or until doubled.You could also form into loaves and place in 2 greased loaf pans.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 35-40 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped.

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