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100% Whole Grain Whole Wheat Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups hot water
  • 4 tablespoon of oil I use Canola oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of Agave Nectar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon salt I use Kosher salt
  • 7 cups max 100% whole grain wheat flour, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dry active yeast

Instructions

  1. Place the first five ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Add 2 cups of whole grain wheat flour. Mix, then add dry active yeast. Add 4 cups flour, and mix until the consistency is somewhat even.
  2. Continue to slowly add flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough quits sticking to the sides of the bowl. It should be tacky to the touch. The trick is to have enough consistency to stand up with the least amount of flour, so the bread will be fluffy. Do not exceed 7 cups of wheat flour. I use 6 cups.
  3. When your dough is finished, cover the bowl and let it rise for about 40 minutes. The dough will be larger, but it doesn't need to double when using a heavy mixer. Grease two bread pans with nonstick spray. You can also flour the pans to reduce sticking. Mix the dough again just enough to knock it down at least close to the original size. Drop the dough on a floured surface so you can work and shape it.
  4. Roll the dough in the flour and shape it in your hands to make a nice ball, getting enough flour on it so it isn't sticky. Divide the ball in 1/2 and do it again. Shape the loaves by turning the dough under itself over and over. When the dough is shaped right, the sides and ends will be sealed and all you will see is a nice oblong shaped loaf with smooth sides and top.
  5. Place the loaves in your bread pans and let them rise until almost doubled (approximately 40 minutes). Preheat oven to 350 degrees while your dough rises.
  6. Bake both loaves for 36 minutes. Remove from loaf pans and place on cooling racks. Completely cool before storing by wrapping it in aluminum foil.

Recipe Notes

****Do not store in refrigerator, unless you need another brick somewhere****
Recipe courtesy of Old World Garden Farms