Recipe: “Perfect” Whole Wheat Bread!

The children made the “Perfect” Whole Wheat Bread this month! Here is the recipe to try at home with your child!

Makes 2 one pound loaves.

Ingredients:

  • 5 to 6 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp dry yeast (instant is best)
  • 1/4 c wheat gluten
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 2 cups water (120-130 degrees)
  • 1/6 cup oil
  • 1/6 cup honey

Place 3 cups flour into mixer bowl with kneading arm. Add dry yeast and gluten; mix well. Add water and mix for 1 minute. Cover and let dough sit for 10 minutes. Add oil, honey and salt. Turn on the mixer and quickly add the flour, one cup at a time until the dough forms a ball and cleans the sides of the bowl. Knead for 7 to 10 minutes (by hand 12 to 15 minutes.) Dough should be smooth and elastic.

Preheat oven to 150 degrees. Lightly oil hands. Divide dough into four equal portions. Shape and place in nonstick cooking sprayed pans. Place in warm oven and let rise about 15 to 20 minutes. When almost doubled in size, turn oven to 350 degrees and bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Turn out of pans onto a wire cooling rack immediately.