Domestic Goddess


Whenever my husband has to fill out my occupation on paperwork he writes in "domestic goddess". 

If only that were true.

Our house is usually picked up but rarely clean.

I throw out food every week (because it has gone rotten) because I didn't make all the meals I intended to.

I could honestly stay in my workout clothes all day.

I think you are getting a clear picture here that a "domestic goddess" I am not.

I would like to pat myself on the back because I was making dinner the other night and I had MEANT to make fresh bread that day to go with dinner.

What do you do when you are an hour from dinner and want fresh, homemade bread???

You cheat!


I found this incredible bread recipe that allowed me to make homemade, whole wheat bread for my family and it doesn't need to rise and be kneaded!

This bread is fabulous and everyone loved it!!!

I will not tell you how many pieces I ate with tons of butter and honey…I won't…don't even try to ask!!!

Because I love you all and I want your husbands to think you are a DOMESTIC GODDESS too.. I will share the recipe.

Enjoy (with lots of butter and honey).


  • Ingredients
  • 2 Tsp. honey
  • 2 2/3 Cup lukewarm water
  • 4 Tsp. dry yeast
  • 3 Tbsp. Molasses
  • 5 Cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 Tsp. salt
  • 1/4 Cup wheat germ
  • 1 Tbsp. Oatmeal (optional)

    (I didn't have molasses on hand so I used only honey)

    1. Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F.
    2. Stir 2 teaspoons honey into 2/3 cup lukewarm water
    3. Sprinkle yeast over the mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes.
    4. Combine 3 tablespoons molasses with 2/3 cup warm water and combine with yeast
    5. Stir into flour.  Add salt, wheat germ and 1 1/2 cups warm water. Dough will be sticky.
    6. Pour dough into bread pan (I sprayed mine to prevent sticking) and smooth top with wet spatula. Sprinkle oatmeal over the top.
    7. Allow the dough to rise to top of pan (only takes about 15 minutes)
    8. Bake at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes.  Let cool.
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      I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Julie M.

      We’ll just drop the “a” and call you Mrs. Clever. Mmm…that bread looks and sounds sooo yummy. I’d bake some up right now if it weren’t for the fact that I’m storing dishes in my oven.
      : )
      Julie M.

    2. Zita - Mlle Magpie

      Thanks for the recipe, Jeanne – I can’t wait for my husband to try it (he’s the baker in this family)! p.s. that’s so sweet that your husband fills in domestic goddess πŸ™‚

    3. Elaine Power

      ooohh Thanks for the recipe will go lovely with a nice bowl of soup & dripping in butter yummy, enjoy the weekend you domestic goddess Elaine πŸ™‚

    4. Tricia Whisler

      Sounds yummy! What is it about bread that makes us not stop at one slice?? Thanks for sharing you goddess!

    5. kasey

      ….or you could head to panera and get a fresh loaf like i do.
      i’m just saying….
      not all of us can bake ya know.

    6. traci

      that looks wonderful. i am going to try that. but after 20 years, i don’t think there is anyway my husband will think i am a domestic goddess.

    7. vana

      I will make that recipe tonight. I haven’t baked break (via bread machine of course) since a year ago. what a shame! Someone said Panera…yeah baby!

    8. Anne Marie

      oh man! this recipe is going to be great for my daughter!! thank you so much!!
      how fun.
      p.s. you can come sit in my chair anytime…my farm gate’s open for ‘ya.

    9. A pocket full of posies...

      OOOH! thanks for the recipe! sounds yummy! and I love anything that helps me look more like a domestic goddess! πŸ™‚ I think I’ll even throw on one of my cute aprons…and some pearls!
      Have a lovely weekend!

    10. lorraine lewis

      I can’t wait to try this recipe- I make bread quite often but I have been dieting πŸ™
      This recipe looks amazingly easy and healthy and little Lou Lou loves brown bread. Thank you for sharing.

    11. mkg

      Yeast and molasses are on my grocery list for today; can’t wait to try your bread!
      Thanks for the recipe and the smiles:)

    12. Tracy

      Yes please. You had the non-baker in me when you said “doesn’t need to rise or to be kneaded” … I’m IN!
      Thank you for the fabulous recipe..
      TGIF – xoxo

    13. Roban

      Your bread looks so good…. I can’t wait to try this. I’m not a domestic goddess either, but I’ve tried my hand at domesticity this summer and am enjoying it!
      Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    14. Tammy

      I don’t know too many June Cleavers! I would much more rather enjoy life and your family as to “clean, clean, clean”…the children grow up quick enough…let them remember a fun loving Mama! Hey, that is what your DH can put in that slot…Fun Loving Mama…

    15. stephanie

      Hello! let me introduce my self.. IM YOUR TWIN LOL I am in my lounge pants and old tank top I have great plans of a CLEAN house everyday and only manage a lick and a promise..Homemade bread I would love..Gonna try your recipe! Glad to kinow im not alone..Come visit me at my blog I would love to have you! stephanie

    16. tracey

      Already hit the print button! At least you stay in your workout clothes…I’m known to stay in my pajamas until noon:)

    17. luckygirlgifts

      O.K, I don’t care what you say. If you made that bread an hour before dinner, then you ARE a domestic goddess.
      Also, I think it is just absolutely adorable that your husband puts that on forms. too cute!! I guess it means he truly appreciates you.
      I wonder what my husband writes! hmmmm?
      Probably nothing as sweet.
      Thanks for the recipe

    18. Alyssa

      Thanks!! I will def. keep this in my ‘try’ box of receipes πŸ™‚ I usually end up going to the local bakery – somehow that doesn’t feel like cheating πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend, Domestic Goddess!

    19. amy

      warm, fresh bread with butter and honey is just about the best snack i can think of! i hope i can try this soon! hope you all have a great weekend, too!

    20. Tracie~My Petite Maison

      Oh Jeanne,
      I want to run downstairs and make this right now! I wonder if my family will wake up or perhaps I’ll be able to enjoy a tad bit to myself (not something a domestic goddess should say, perhaps?)… okay, I can at least think it, right? The only problem with the domestic goddess tag is my hubby thinks of Nigella Lawson which I love to bits myself too.
      As my daughter says “for reals” thanks for sharing, this sounds wonderful, I shall try it Sunday for the entire household.

    21. Lori

      I agree with Julie M. You are Mrs. Clever. When you were describing yourself, I felt as if you were talking about me.Thanks for the bread recipe, can’t wait to try it, Yummmmm!

    22. Rachel

      That picture is sooo enticing!!! Have a great weekend. I know where you are coming from. One time I had a heart to heart with my husband about my yoga pants. He said, “Uhm, you really think I care what you wear? I would love you in a paper bag! So judging from the domestic goddess statement, your husband holds the same opinion of you! LOL.

    23. debra

      Oh, your bread sounds great. I am finally getting around to making it, but I have a question. The amount of water doesn’t add up. You said to add the honey and yeast to 2/3c. of water & then add the molasses to 2/3c.water. That leaves only 1 1/3 c. of water but later in the recipe you say add
      1 1/2c. of water with the flour, salt & wheat germ? I want it to turn out as good as yours.Thanks for your help, Deb in Col. Springs

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    25. Ruby Clifton

      Being a house wife or a home maker is a thankless job. Being called a “Domestic Goddess” is surely the best compliment which she truly deserves.

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