Whole Wheat Bread
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Homemade bread is not only cheaper than store-bought bread, but it tastes better too!
Serves: 2 loaves
  • 3 cups warm/hot water (110-120 degrees)
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ½ cup honey or brown sugar
  • 1½ Tablesoons yeast
  • 8 cups wheat flour (divided 3 cups, 5 cups)
  1. Mix the hot water with salt, oil, sweetener (honey or brown sugar), yeast, and 3 cups of flour.
  2. Allow to sit for 10 minutes (it should bubble slightly).
  3. Mix in 5 more cups of flour. Dough should form a ball and not stick to sides of bowl. Add a little more flour if it's overly sticky.
  4. If using a stand mixer, use the dough hook to knead the dough for 10 minutes. If mixing by hand, divide the dough in half and knead each dough ball 30-50 times on a floured surface.
  5. When dough has been kneaded, form two loaves and put into greased bread pans.
  6. Cover with a slightly moist tea towel and allow to rise for 30-45 minutes. If your house is cool or drafty, you can warm your oven slightly (then turn it off) and let your bread rise in the oven.
  7. After your bread has risen, remove it from the oven while you preheat the oven to 325. When oven is up to temperature, put bread in and bake for about 30 minutes. Loaves should be golden brown. Remove from pans immediately and allow to cool on a wire rack. I always check the bottom of the bread to make sure it's golden too.
  8. Butter the top of the loaves if desired. Not only does it look pretty, but it helps to keep the loaf soft and it's yummy!
  9. If you're curious about the price breakdown of this recipe, go to https://www.sixfiguresunder.com/is-homemade-bread-cheaper
Recipe by Six Figures Under at https://www.sixfiguresunder.com/is-homemade-bread-cheaper/