Slightly Sweet But Simple Whole Wheat Bread

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This recipe came from the place that I buy my wheat berries here in Georgia.  I would highly recommended you look at their website.  Check out it out: Bread Becker’s

 

SLIGHTLY SWEET BUT SIMPLE WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

This recipe makes 3 to 3 1/2 lbs of bread dough and is too large for most automatic bread machines. You may cut this recipe in half to make 1 1/2 lbs of dough for a standard automatic bread machine. This dough may be used for any of the variations.

  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/2 cup oil (1/3 c. if using egg)
  • 1/2 cup honey (may use 1/4 cup)*
  • 3 1/2 tsp. instant yeast
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • 5 cups freshly milled flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 – 2 Tbs. lecithin (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. gluten (optional)

Combine water, oil, and honey.  Add 3 cups of flour, yeast, salt, lecithin, and gluten.  Mix thoroughly.  Add the remaining flour and knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 min.).  Let rise until double.  Shape into loaves or rolls or use any combination of the YEAST BREAD AND ROLL VARIATIONS. Place in greased pans, and let rise again.

For loaves, bake at 350F about 30 min.  Makes two 1 1/2 lb. loaves.

 

2 thoughts on “Slightly Sweet But Simple Whole Wheat Bread

  1. Ok, sorry for all my questions 😉 – what is the benefit between grinding/milling your own whole wheat flour vs buying it in the store; and is there a concern with the store brands whole wheat flour having GMO’s in them? If using store bought, is it better to use organic WW flour vs. non-organic? Thanks

    • Yes, there is a chance store bought WW flour can have GMO’s. Plus, the processing they do to the flour strips it from all the good nutrients. King Arthur Organic whole wheat would be the brand I would recommend, if you do not grind your own. Quick fact, whole wheat flour contains three parts the germ, the endosperm, and the bran. When you buy a pre-packaged flour, even organic, they leave out the germ because it goes rancid too quickly. SO you are missing an essential nutrient! Even when I grind my own wheat I have to use it within a certain amount of time or is goes bad. I could go on and on about how much I love grinding my own wheat!

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