Whole Wheat Bread
A flavorful and nutritious whole wheat bread that is easy to make.
About 1 hour
- 4 1/2 cups warm water (105° – 115°F)
- 3/4 cup oil
- 1 1/2 T salt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 T yeast
- 10-12 cups Homestead Whole Red Wheat Flour
- 1/2 cup vital wheat gluten*
Combine warm water, oil, salt, honey and yeast. Add 3 cups of flour. Mix until smooth and all lumps are gone. Add gluten.
Slowly add enough flour to make a smooth and elastic dough. Knead for 10-15 minutes. Shape into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl to rise for about 1 hour.
Punch down and shape into 3 loaves. Let rise until double and bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes.
Note: Make sure the dough is quite soft because the flour will continue to soak up liquids throughout the process.
* Adding gluten makes a lighter, more airy loaf.