Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

Soften 1/2 tbsp yeast in 1/2 cup warm water
(Let stand ten minutes.)
2 cups of warm water (potato water if available)
1/4 cup honey (natural preservative!)
1/3 cup canola oil
2 tsp.-1Tbsp. salt
2 t. gluten if desired
7 cups of whole wheat flour
Mix in 1/2 the flour and let sit for 20 minutes or so, then stir in rest of flour.
Turn out onto floured board and kneed about 10 minutes, until elastic. Dough should be firm. Cover and let rise until doubled. Punch down. Let rise until doubled again. Shape into 2 loaves and place in oil sprayed pans. Let rise until double. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or 400 for 10 mins. and 375 for 20 mins. 
***Note: Total rising time will be about 8 or 9 hours so start this one early in the morning for bread in the evening! 
Happy baking!

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