Here is my recipe for Whole Wheat Bread:
- 8 cups Whole Wheat flour (I fresh grind mine using a "Whisper Mill" and grain that we buy very cheaply from a grain elevator)
- 2-3 cups of White flour
- 2 tablespoons yeast (or 2 packages, I buy mine in bulk as it is a lot cheaper)
- 31/2 cups warm water
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
In a large bowl combine 4 cups whole wheat flour, yeast and sugar. Then add the warm water (around 120-130 degrees) and oil and mix well. Add the salt and start adding the rest of the flour a cup or 2 at a time. When it gets to hard to stir put the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough. Knead 6-8 minutes. Place in greased bowl and place a cover over it and let it rise until double. (1- 1 1/2 hours). Then punch dough down and place in 3 greased bread pans and let rise again. Bake in a 375 degree oven for around 35 minutes or until bread is done.
This has been a staple at our house, I hope you enjoy it too!