Many, many years ago we were part of a developing home school group in Illinois. The school has come to be called ATI-Advanced Training Institute. While we were members of this school we received newsletters, booklets and various information on projects other homeschoolers in the group were doing.
One of the young girls in this program developed a business selling homemade bread to friends and family. She shared her recipe with us and it is by far the easiest homemade bread I have ever made.
Whole Wheat Bread
1 cup + 1 Tablespoon water (120-125o)
2 1/3 Tablespoons oil
3 Tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon salt
2 heaping teaspoons Dough Enhancer
2 ½ heaping Tablespoons active dry yeast
4-5 cups whole wheat flour
Combine water oil and honey in mixing bowl.
Add the salt and Dough Enhancer.
I use a stand mixer with dough hooks but you can use any mixer and then knead by hand.
Turn the mixer on and add about 3 cups of flour.
Add the yeast and mix well.
Continue adding flour until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
Let the kneading continue for about 10 minutes.
Shape dough into a loaf and place in a 9½”x5½” loaf pan.
Turn oven to 150o .
Place pan in oven and allow to rise (with oven on) for about 30 minutes.
Turn oven temperature up to 350o and bake for 20-25 minutes or until brown on top.
Let cool in pan for 10 minutes and place on cooling sheet.
Allow to cool completely before slicing.
Our family has enjoyed this bread for many years. Sometimes I add pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds making it super healthy. Hope you enjoy!