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Make 6 loaves of Whole Wheat Bread in ONE hour!

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I know that is a lofty promise, but it can be done (I know because I did it!).
(And yes, I know that there are only 4 1/3 loaves in this picture- it’s because we can’t stop eating it once it comes out of the oven!)
I love bread. I always have, I always will. I am a bread junkie.
Homemade bread is especially amazing! But . . . I am WAY too lazy to do it.
I also always snickered at the people who ground their own flour. Seriously, who has time for that?! Definitely not me!
Well, I am now eating my words.
This gal is grinding her own flour!
With three kids, a full-time job between this blog and our new site (My Recipe Magic), plus doing the cooking, cleaning, and other responsibilities of life, where do I find the time to make homemade bread?!
My husband pretty much thinks I am super woman.
I can whip out 6 loaves of bread from start to finish (that even includes grinding the flour, letting it rise, AND baking time!!) in about 1 hour!
Here is my secret: my Bosch Mixer.
I am not being paid to say this, but I was given a Bosch machine to try out and see if it would work for me and my lifestyle. I was so hesitant the first time I did it- I so wanted to prove them wrong and show them that someone like myself just wouldn’t have time to grind flour and let bread rise and get flour in every corner of the kitchen.
But then I saw how easy it is and once I made my first batch, my husband swore that he would never eat store-bought bread again (he also has made a couple batches of bread when I have been out of town, so if he can do it, anyone can!!).
I am going to share my recipe for basic Whole Wheat Bread that makes about 6 loaves in one hour using a Bosch Mixer:

Whole Wheat Bread
Ingredients:
6 cups warm water (about 100 degrees F)
2/3 cup oil (canola or vegetable both work great)
2/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons SAF yeast (requires no pre-dissolving)
2 tablespoons salt
14-18 cups whole wheat flour (freshly milled from your NutriMill- or store bought works too!)

Directions:
If grinding your own wheat, begin there. I love using a soft white winter wheat, but red wheat is good too. Grinding the wheat using a NutriMill only takes about 4 minutes and it only has one ingredient: wheat! :) It’s so good for you- in fact, the first time I made this bread, it took a couple of days for our bodies to get used to all the whole wheat goodness . . . let’s just say that our digestion systems were crazy for a couple of days! Ha ha! Amazing what good food will do to clean out your insides!
With dough hook in place on your Bosch mixer, place water, oil, honey, yeast, and 6 cups whole wheat flour in the bowl. Flip the switch over to “m” to incorporate.
Add another 7-8 cups of flour and salt and turn the speed on the mixer to “1”. Continue adding flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough cleans the edges of the bowl (takes just a minute or two). Continue kneading dough on speed “2” for another 6-8 minutes.
Oil your hands and a spot on a clean surface. Divide the dough into six equal portions and shape into loaves. Put into greased pans and let rise until double in size (about 20 minutes).
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes (internal temperature should be about 195 degrees and the outside will be nice and golden).

This recipe can be used to make monkey bread, breadsticks, cinnamon rolls, orange rolls, pizza dough, rolls, or you can add other things to the bread such as sesame seeds, oatmeal, cinnamon, raisins- basically anything goes!

Don’t have a Bosch machine? No worries!
Here is another Whole Wheat Bread recipe that doesn’t require any type of machinery!
I know that many of you are probably thinking that a Bosch mixer is a huge expense . . .
but the good news is that these machines are made to last a lifetime.
I have talked to many serious chefs and bakers (and some not-so-serious) and the Bosch is their favorite machine to use compared to other standing mixers.
You can read the amazing reviews on Amazon here.
Or, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me:
sixsistersstuff@gmail.com.
As I mentioned before, I am not being paid to write this post, but I was given a Bosch Mixer to try out and I can honestly say that I am never going back.
All opinions and statements are my own. :)
Happy Bread Making!

 

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Comments

  1. Kristin says

    What is the capacity of the Bosch mixer you are using? I may try this with my stand mixer (even though it is a different brand), but wondered how large of a mixer I would need. Thanks!

  2. Jacquie says

    I absolutely love big recipes like this! My only problem is only having two bread pans. I’m going to try this soon… ;) but I’m going to use my new kitchen aid!! My hubby loves wheat bread so I’m excited to try it!

  3. Liz says

    My husband and I both love seed-filled whole grain breads. Does this recipe work with this? If so, when do you recommend adding the grains? Do you have any ideas of grains to use?

  4. kristi says

    Has anyone successfully used their KitchenAid Artisan mixer? I believe it holds a 5qt bowl.
    Wondering if it can handle this recipe or if I should cut it in half =o)

    Looks fantastic!

  5. Brenda says

    Ok. I’ve tried this twice now and I must be doing something wrong. First time I used regular all purpose flour, halved the recipe as my Cuisinart only handles 9 -10 cups of flour before grinding out. I divided the dough in 3 and got very small loaves after letting rise for 45 minutes. They were maybe 4inches tall, didn’t clear the pans. Second time I used whole wheat flour, again only half recipe, and divided the dough in two, let rise 1 full hour. They took an extra 15 minutes to bake and barely cleared the pans. My pans are 9 x 5, pretty standard and I bought new yeast and measured the water temperature to be sure it wasn’t too hot. The texture and flavour is great, but still small loaves. Any suggestions?

    • Cyd says

      Saf yeast works best. I know that really makes a difference. Also using the dough enhancer from Bosch helps.
      I know that this recipe doesn’t convert over to all-purpose- you would have to adjust it. Other than that, we have no idea!! We don’t know where you live.
      Could be a humidity/altitude thing? Sorry we are not more help.

    • Laura says

      Brenda, your water may still be too hot. You can make bread with cold water and it will just take longer to rise. But if you make it with water that is too hot, it will kill the yeast. I suggest making your water feel only warm to the touch (not hotter than 90 degrees F). Just stick your finger in it to see how hot it feels. The other thing that keeps bread from rising well is if there’s not enough surface tension on the loaf. Make sure you pull the dough from top to bottom several times as you shape the loaves so that the outside of the dough has plenty of surface tension. Hope that helps!

    • Anna says

      Even though I don’t have to, I let my yeast proof (let it sit in the warm water till it gets foamy) and add my honey and oil. Then I always know it’s going to work off the bat. Also, if you put salt on your yeast it will kill it, so I put in my flour and then the salt on top. All purpose flour does work different in bread than whole wheat flour. It always seems like I need more all purpose flour than what it calls for in whole wheat. If you want to do white flour, try bread flour (it’s higher in protein). In my experience, freshly ground whole wheat flour works better than even store-bought whole wheat flour (plus you have more nutrients b/c the vitamins degrade over time). I have lived in both humid and dry climates and my recipe works just fine in both.

      I also do my own dough enhancer: 1. Use the same amount of white vinegar as yeast. 2. ~1/2 Tbsp vital wheat gluten (makes your bread nice and chewy) in the bottom of each cup of flour. 3. 1/8-1/4 cup potato flakes (not pearls) per loaf of bread.

    • Kristy says

      If you cover your dough with a clean towel it will rise better. If you want it to rise faster then put a cookie sheet on also. Just don’t forget about them or your dough will stick to the towel and start rising the cookie sheet.

  6. Connie Cable says

    I too have a Bosch,but mine is the baby or 400 series. I lusted after this machine for a year, because they pulled all of them out of the US. Finally came back on the market. I will have to play around with this, since my machine is small. Believe me ,the mixers are worth every penny. If you check around on the net, there are several graineries that sell them. Sometimes they go on sale.

  7. Janis says

    Just wondering if there’s a new product out there that I’m not aware of. (which is 100% possible) Are you sure it’s soft white and not hard white wheat you are grinding. My dad was a wheat farmer and we couldn’t use the soft white wheat for flour. But the time hard white was grown in the U.S. (about 1990) he was too old to farm anymore.

    How much flour can you grind at a time, and how many cups of wheat do you use for one batch of flour? If you grind more than that how do you store it to keep it fresh?

    Thanks.

    • Laura says

      Janis, I was going to comment the same thing. Soft white wheat doesn’t have enough gluten in it to make bread. It is great for cookies and pancakes and such, but if you want to use it to make bread, you will have to add a lot of extra wheat gluten or it won’t rise. Hard white wheat works great for bread though – just has a little milder flavor than hard red wheat.

  8. Ailynn says

    I added 2 tablespoons of vital wheat gluten for extra rise and it was perfect. I have the Kitchen Aid pro 6 quart but halved the recipe. I might try grinding flour in my vitamix next time I make this!

  9. Monna says

    Your recipes are great. Haven’t found one that wasn’t delicious. I love your bread recipe. I’ve been making my own bread for years, and have a new Bosch (had an old one for 30 years, but it died last spring) and a Nutrimill. It all makes the best bread. I had been using a Kitchen Aid until I got the Bosch. It did all right, but I could only do 2 loaves at a time and it was so loud. I can actually carry on a conversation while mixing the bread with the Bosch. Keep up the good work.

  10. Lyndysue says

    I bought a Bosch in 1982 and used it to make bread for ten years. Our oven broke so I took my Magic Mill II and Bosch to a friend’s to bake. Dropped it! Broke my heart. I waited 22 years for my new Bosch during which I fell for the KitchenAid trend. SOOOO disappointing! Flour flies everywhere and such a SMALL capacity! No more bread! Seriously, for a little more money, you get a huge difference! My new Bosch arrived about 2 weeks ago. I feel like an old friend lives in my kitchen! Now saving up for the meat grinder so I can make GrapeNuts type cereal and the Food Processor!!
    My recipe is a little different but makes PERFECT bread! Try it!
    5 cups warm water,
    2/3 cup canola oil,
    7 cups freshly milled Hard Red Wheat flour to start, (Mill 6 more to add later)
    3 tbsp yeast (Red Star Active Dry Yeast from the grocery store – not quick rise),
    2/3 cup canola oil (measure before honey so honey plops right out of the cup!),
    2/3 cup honey or molasses,
    Mix in Bosch.
    Add 2 tbsp salt (add last – don’t add with yeast or it will kill it!).
    Add 5 more cups flour (one at a time)
    Mix 5 minutes.
    If not pulled away from bowl add more flour (about a cup).
    Mix 5 more minutes.
    Dump on floured or oiled surface, shape into loaves, place in oiled pans, I use 4 ten inch loaf pans. Rise in warm place, covered about 30-40 minutes.
    Bake at 400′ for 10 minutes and reduce to 350′ for 30 more. Also shape to make cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, add seeds nuts, roll out and make cinnamon raisin bread – you name it!! Bosch FOREVER!! This machine is a MUST HAVE!

  11. JamieLynn says

    If you are using a Kitchen Aid mixer instead of a Bosch, you can only make half this recipe successfully. I often make these into smaller loaves to give away and I also use the dough for hamburger buns. I even use it for cinnamon rolls! I use molasses and honey. My recipe is more like Lyndysue’s version posted here in the comment section. One reason this bread is ready in an hour is that your bread raises so quickly when you use freshly ground wheat. The grinding process creates warm wheat. If your bread isn’t stable (rises then falls easily before baking) then your flour probably doesn’t have enough gluten content. Try adding a few tablespoons of gluten flour or do-pep. I have also read that a crushed vitamin C tablet or lecithin (comes in liquid and powder) will also help stabilize your 100% whole wheat dough.
    I have had my Bosch since 1989 and would not attempt a large batch of bread without it. I love how you just add flour until the sides start to look clean and it uses so much less flour than kneading by hand. People are shocked that my 100% whole wheat bread is light and fluffy and not a door stop.
    Oh, and I am using 40+ year old wheat right now from my inlaws old food storage and it is working and tasting great!

  12. cyndi says

    I really want to make this bread, but I want to make it the right way and I CANNOT find saf yeast anywhere!! And I’m not even sure which kind to order since there are different varieties. Is there another kind that works the same or a specific saf yeast to look for?

  13. Nicole says

    Is it the freshly ground wheat that allows you to eliminate the first rise (the one in the bowl) in every bread recipe I’ve ever seen?? Other than the Bosch mixer, I see no other difference, so I’m confused…

  14. Patti says

    I made this recipe today. I have a Blendtec Mix n Blend II and used 12 cups of freshly ground whole wheat flour and 3 cups of AP flour (because I didn’t grind quite enough wheat and didn’t want to make more just then). I just cut into one of the loaves and I am in homemade bread bliss! Thanks for my new go-to wheat bread recipe! It is so tender and delicious without having to fuss with dough enhancer or vital wheat gluten. Excuse me now while I go cut myself another slice!

  15. Elaine says

    I recently purchased a Bosch Bread Mixer and have tried the recipe Bosch posted online and on the Youtube demonstration. I do not like a sweet whole wheat bread.
    My question is: do you always need to add a sweetner when making bread? I’m looking for a recipe that does not have a sweetner in it. Can you help me? Thank you for any information you can give.

  16. Cass says

    I agree that the old Bosch mixers were the best. However, I’m not so sure that is the case now. I’ve just had a horrible experience and I’m broken-hearted over it. I recently bought a new Bosch and it lasted a little more than a month (just past the return date from Amazon). After three uses, I started hearing ‘crickle’ noises, but I discounted it as the machine working hard. Two more uses and the noise turned to grinding/grating and a heavy smell of ‘hot electricity’ emitting from the motor- (I use the recipe from this site, so I’m not over loading the machine). Bosch says for me to send the machine back (on my dime) and they will repair or replace it. I went online today and googled this problem. It seems that others have also experienced this. In the meantime, I am stuck with paying a very expensive freight fee for a $400 machine that I have used 5 times. I will return to making bread by hand until I get it back, whenever that may be. I am so disappointed that I could cry. I’ve wanted a Bosch for 20 years and now that I finally got one, it’s a dud.

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