Friday, March 5, 2010

Grandma's Wheat Bread

4 cups lukewarm water
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp yeast
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup honey
6 cups white flour
4 tsp salt
1/3 cup oil
7 cups wheat flour

Dissolve water, sugar, and yeast. Add molasses and honey. Mix and add white flour, salt and oil. Let rise 30 minutes or until double. Add wheat flour one cup at a time until a stiff dough is formed. Knead 8-10 minutes. Cover and rise until double (1 hour). Punch down. Rise until double (1 hour). Shape into three loaves and place in oiled loaf pans. Rise again (30 minutes). Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. For fluffier results, use freshly ground hard white wheat. This recipe also works great with 100% whole wheat. Note: this recipe does take most of a day because of all the rising time but it's not a lot of input for a great tasting loaf. So worth the effort!

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