Posted by: purityseekers | June 22, 2011

Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

Whole Wheat Bread Recipes are Great Comfort Foods!

Try my favorite of all whole wheat bread recipes!

Bridget’s Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

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CAST OF CHARACTERS

2 cups hot tap water

1 packet yeast (1 T. and 1.5 t.)

1/3 – 2/3 cup sugar or honey

1/4 cup oil

1.5 t. salt

about 4-6 cups of flour- (I wisk together 3 c. of white flour and 3 c. of whole wheat and if that isn’t enough, I add a little more white flour to the dough when kneading)

Extra oil for oiling bowl, and butter for greasing pans (ick…don’t like hydrogenated shortening!) and buttering top of baked bread!

DIRECTIONS

Dissolve sugar in hot water and sprinkle yeast over the top and stir a bit to get the yeast wet. Let sit for about 10 minutes to get foamy! Add the oil and salt and about 2 cups of flour. Mix well.

Add more flour until it’s hard to stir, and then put dough onto floured surface.

Knead the dough by pushing with your palms once, folding the dough in half toward you, rotate the dough half a turn, and push with palms again, fold, rotate and just repeat this over and over. Add more and more flour as it gets sticky.

You’ll know you are done when you can’t knead any more flour in and the dough is nice & smooth!

Oil a large bowl (I use about 1/8 cup of oil) and roll the dough around to cover it in oil. Place a damp cloth over the bowl and let it rise for 1 hour. I like to warm my oven up, turn it off, and let my dough rise in there, but it isn’t necessary.

Once the dough has risen (to about double it’s size), punch your fist into it to let the air out, and place it on floured surface. Knead a bit more, only a couple minutes, and then cut the dough in half. Shape into loaves, and place into greased bread tins.

Let rise ONLY 1/2 hour (I start my oven preheating when it’s been about 20 minutes!)~ you don’t want it to OVER-rise!

Bake bread in 350 degree oven for ONLY 30 minutes! Using an oven mitt, remove pan and invert into your other hand onto a cloth and then place the dough upright onto cooling rack. Take a stick of butter and rub it all over the tops!

**They say not to cut hot bread, but I ALWAYS do!! I love breaking the homemade bread recipe rules! It’s the BEST hot!!! hehe I just carefully saw it with a nice, sharp bread knife!! Smother it with butter, peanut butter, or jam and ENJOY!

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