100% Whole Wheat Bread
(Makes 4 loaves but works equally well when amounts are reduced for 1 loaf.)
Mix the following ingredients together thoroughly:
8 c. warm water
3 Tb. yeast (yes, I buy that in bulk too--I use a lot of it and it's much cheaper this way)
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. honey
Heaping Tb. salt
About 8 c. flour, mix.
Add about 8 more c. flour
Keep mixing/kneading and adding flour until dough is right consistency--not too wet and sticky or too dry and stiff. (This tends to be different, depending on the climate where you live and can even vary a bit each time you make it. For particularly humid locations, you may even want to skimp a little on the water.)
Cover with dish towel and allow to rise about 10 min.
Grease 4 bread pans.
Punch down dough and divide up into pans.
Set oven to 350 degrees and allow dough to rise while oven heats up. (If needed, I set the pans on top of the stove so the extra warmth helps them rise faster.)
Cook for 30-35 min, or until browned and inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Tips: Allow to cool 10-15 minutes before slicing.
Slice warm bread with serrated knife.