Wheat Bread

 

Wheat Bread

In mixing bowl:

3 cups warm water

1 tablespoon yeast

1 tablespoon lecithin (Use powder or granules. The liquid is like goo.)

1/3 cup oil

1/3 cup honey

In a separate bowl, combine:

3 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup unbleached bread flour

1 tablespoon dough enhancer

1 tablespoon wheat gluten

  • Combine the flour mixture into the mixing bowl. Mix until mostly blended. I use the dough hook on my Kitchen Aid.
  • Cover and let sit for 10 minutes.

Combine 2 cups bread flour with 1 tablespoon salt.

  • When the 10 minutes is up, add the flour & salt to the dough. Mix well & knead for 8 minutes. If the dough is too wet and sticking to the bowl while kneading, add a little more flour of your choice.
  • Divide dough in half. Spread evenly in 2 loaf pans (I use stoneware.) that have been sprayed with cooking spray. (Helpful hint: Rub small amount of shortening on your hands. It will keep the dough from sticking to you.)
  • Cover with bread towels. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Cover with bread towels. Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from pans. I place the loaves on a breadboard. Cover with bread towel. Allow to cool.

Makes 2 loaves.

You can adjust the ratio of wheat flour to bread flour to your liking. My family prefers the softness of 1/2 wheat, 1/2 bread.

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