Whole Wheat Bread

 

A good basic whole wheat bread recipe

  • 2 ½ cups hot water (140˚)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 6-8 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp yeast
  • non-fat cooking spray

Put hot water into mixing bowl.  Add honey and 3 to 4 cups of flour.  Mix until flour is wet.  Add yeast and mix for 15 seconds.  Add salt; mix.  Add flour until dough has formed a ball and is not sticking to sides or bottom of bowl.  It should be a little sticky; don’t add too much flour if you want a soft loaf of bread.

Knead bread in mixer until smooth and elastic; about 3 to 5 minutes depending on machine, or about 10 minutes by hand.  Rub shortening or oil on your hands and form dough into 2 loaves.  Place in pans coated with cooking spray; cover with plastic wrap coated with cooking spray.  Let rise until doubled in size.  Carefully remove plastic wrap.  Place in pre-heated oven at 300˚ F for 35 minutes.  Makes two 4×8 inch loaves.

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