Whole Wheat Bread is a reminder of the good old days when my mother baked bread. There was nothing like the aroma of bread in our home when we walked in from school. A piece of warm bread with butter or jam was such a treat.
I have been using this recipe for the last 25 years. It has never failed me. It makes 5 loaves so you will want to become your neighbors new best friend, or maybe just make half the recipe. I got the recipe from a good friend that worked in a kitchen store. She did ceramics in her garage at night and worked during the day for the kitchen store. It is a Magic Mill recipe and you and your family will love it. Try it with some home made jam.
1 hour 25 minutes
5 cups warm water (110 - 120 degrees)
2 Tbsps. yeast
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup dough conditioner
3/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp. salt
6 cups white flour
6 cups whole wheat flour
- In a separate bowl, mix one cup of warm water and the yeast, with 1 tsp sugar. Let yeast rice for about 5 - 10 minutes.
- In a Bosch or Kitchen Aid use the dough hook and mix 4 cups warm water, oil, dough conditioner, honey and about 8 cups of flour.
- Then add the yeast mixture and the rest of the flour except for one cup.
- Add the last cup of flour, a little at a time making sure that your bread is neither too dry or too wet.
- When it starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl you know it is just about right.
- Mix on medium for 10 minutes.
- Put out on a counter top that has been sprayed with cooking spray and cut into 4 equal pieces. Press out flat with your hand and try to get it into the shape of a rectangle.
- Roll up and put into a greased bread pan.
- Let rise for 30 minutes.
- Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes, and then at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.