Even Easier Wheat Bread
4 TBsp of active dry yeast
2 3/4 c warm
water (110 F) or so
6 or 7 cups
1 cup wheat flour
3 TBsp honey & 2 TBsp of molasses
2-3 tsp salt
3 Tbsp olive oil
yeast on water in a large bowl, and stir till blended. Set aside for 5
minutes. Add 3 cups white flour and 1 cup wheat flour, honey, salt and
olive oil. Slowly add 3 more cups flour and mix by hand.
mixed together turn out onto floured counter and knead with hands,
pound it, knead it, mix it, beat on it (!) for 5 minutes. Place back in an
oiled bowl, turn it over in the oil, then put in a warm place and let
double in size. (about 45 mins)
Knead again, beating down and kneading with hands for several more
minutes, adding a little more flour if needed so dough becomes smooth
bread into 3 loaves, and perhaps a couple of smaller ones too! I always
seem to get more bread out of my recipes than similar amounts in other
Place in greased (I use veg. spray) bread pans. Place
in warm place again and let rise till doubled. (45 mins) Remove from
oven and heat oven to 375 degrees. Then bake in a 375 F
oven till light brown and done- about 45 minutes.
Remove from oven and spread a little butter on the top of each loaf.
tastes incredibly good, sliced and served with:
HONEY BUTTER... 1/2 cup soft butter
mixed with 1/2 cup honey and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
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