Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Whole Wheat Bread

I got this recipe from a dear friend of mine, Kathy Davis. It only takes 1 1/2 hours from the time I grind the wheat until I pull it out of the oven. Anyone should have time to make fresh bread with this recipe.

5 c. hot tap water
2/3 c. oil
2/3 c. honey
1 T. salt
3 T. yeast
3 c. white flour
12-14 c. whole wheat flour
Put water, oil, honey and 3 c. white flour in an electric mixer and beat till wet. Add yeast and mix for 15 seconds, then add salt. Add whole wheat flour gradually and mix well. Keep adding flour until the dough cleans the bowl as it mixes. I usually add half the flour, mix a few minutes, and then add 1 cup of flour at a time, mixing well after each cup, until the dough is the right consistency. Then let it mix for 5 minutes. DO NOT LET IT RISE AFTER MIXING. IMMEDIATELY form into loaves with oil on hands. Put in greased bread pans and let rise. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Makes 5-6 loaves, depending on the size of the bread pans.


Hopie said...

Ohhh what I would give to sink my shiny white teeth into THAT!!! You know what I'm like in the kitchen... don't go saying that "anyone" stuff around me!!!! It's like saying that anyone that can read can cook... haven't I proven you wrong on that one? Looks GREAT mom!!!

Coleen's Recipes said...

What a beautiful loaf of bread! I'm impressed that you grind your own wheat. I make a lot of bread, but I've never ground my own wheat. What method do you use?