Whole Wheat Bread
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 4 loaves
  • 5 1/2 cups water lukewarm
  • 4 tbsp yeast
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup gluten
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 11-14 cups whole wheat flour
  1. Measure lukewarm water into large container, add yeast and let stand until yeast begins to dissolve.

  2. Add oil, honey, gluten, salt, and 6 cups of whole wheat flour (made with the Lee Household Flour Mill).

  3. Beat thoroughly with a spoon or electric mixer to make a "sponge." Let rest for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Gradually stir in rest of flour.

  5. Knead well on a floured breadboard. Let rest while greasing loaf pans.

  6. Divide and form into 4-5 loaves, depending on pan size.

  7. Put in warm place to rise. Cover with towel. Do not let dough rise in pans more than 3 to 3.5" total height.

  8. Bake in preheated oven 350-375 degrees for 35-45 minutes.

  9. Remove immediately from pans.

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