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Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Best Whole Wheat Bread--ever!

Mom sent me this recipe years ago, and her hand written, plain, index card is stained with much use and yellowing with age.  Maybe some of you would like to have some healthy, tastey, whole wheat bread for a change.  Here goes!
WHOLE WHEAT BREAD submitted to some paper that Mom read by Victoia Seitz--Roundup, Montana
10 cups whole wheat flour      or      2 1/2 C
1 C oil                                   or       1/4 C
1 Tblsp. salt                           or       1 1/2 tsp.
8 C warm water                     or        2 C
5 Tblsp yeast                           or        1 Tblsp. and 1 tsp.
10 C white flour                      or        2 1/2
2 C honey                               or        1/2 C

1.  Put whole wheat flour into a big bowl, a dishpan if you are making the full recipe!
2.  Pour the warm water over the flour.
3.  Drizzle the honey over all this.
4.  Sprinkle the yeast on top of the honey, and DO NOT STIR.
5.  Place in a warm spot and cover with a moist dish towel.
     In 15 minutes to an hour many bubbles will appear as the yeast goes to work on the honey, and begins to 
     grow and produce carbon dioxide, which is the leavening agent in  bread.

6.  Now, stir and mix thoroughly; add the oil and mix some more.
7.   Begin adding the white flour and mix.  It will probably take more than 2 1/2 C.
8.  Knead for about 10 minutes.
9.  Let rise.

I like to put the dough in a Tupperware bowl, because it seems to act like a proofing oven of sorts. 
10.  Make into loaves--two for the small recipe, and who knows for the full recipe.
I noted with a purple marker on the card to add pecans and raisins before mixing in the white flour--makes it great for toast.

I also made pizza crust for the "lock-in" tonight.  STUCO officers decided that they needed to get their reports done, and they wanted to do it all tonight, so I am fixing supper for us.  This will really be a test for me, because staying up most of the night is not my idea of FUN!  The only reason I said, "Yes," is because there seems to be no time to do reports during the day.  Pray for me, and the girls. 


  1. Ooooo! That looks GREAT. I'll have to try the recipe; I'm in a bread baking mood.

    You most certainly ARE in my prayers!
    Love you!

  2. Isn't all homemade bread the best??!

  3. definitely (sp?) going to try this one!!