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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

100% Whole Wheat Bread

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

Then add:

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.

4 comments:

Patty Bishop said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm. I love this recipe. So good and so easy to make. Thanks!

Marissa said...

Wish me luck, I am going to try it this week!

Adrienne said...

Just made bread for the very first time today, and I used this recipe-it was perfect! Thank you!

(I was REALLY scared to make bread, so thank goodness it worked! The boys love it too!)

Katrina said...

Wonderful! I'm glad you were brave and that it worked out!

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