Our Homemade Bread


Here is the long awaited bread recipe that I told you about awhile ago. I hope you get a chance to try it out and like it as much as we do. God bless!

Whole Wheat Bread

In Bosch mixer bowl with dough hook place the following:

5 ½ cups water (130 degrees)
½ cup oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp. Dough enhancer (optional)
1 cup gluten (optional)
2 Tbsp. Salt
8 cups flour

Using spring switch on machine, fold flour into liquids gently until all flour is moistened. Turn to speed 1 and blend for about 1 minute.
Add: 3 Tbls. Dry active yeast (or 2 ½ Tbls. Instant yeast)
3 cups more flour (milled above) and fold in. (At this point I usually let dough sit for 7 minutes)
Turn to speed 1 and while machine is running, add enough more flour to form a soft dough that is beginning to pull away from sides of bowl slightly (about 4 more cups for a total of about 15 cups of flour).
When dough is as described above, time for 10 minutes, and knead on speed 1. Dough will change during that time as gluten begins to develop.
Divide dough and place formed loaves into 4-6 (we use 4) greased pans. Pans should be about 2/3 full. Let rise until double in the oven that has been preheated to warm and turn off.
When dough has risen to top of pan, turn oven to just under 300 degrees, and bake for the better part of an hour (45-50 minutes).
(You may use about 7 cups whole wheat flour and 8 cups all purpose flour- sifted instead of milled flour.)
(I usually use some gluten with my milled flour.)

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