Whole Wheat Bread
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!)
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!