Handmade Whole Wheat Bread

  • 2 C hot water
  • 1/2 C olive oil
  • 1/3 to 1/2 C honey
  • 3 1/2 t yeast
  • 5-7 C freshly milled flour
  • 2 t salt

Combine water, oil, and honey in large metal bowl.  Add 3 C flour, yeast, and salt.  Mix thoroughly.  Gradually add the remaining flour, kneading until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes).  Let rise until double (about 30 minutes in a warm oven).  Knead a few times and shape into two loaves.  Place in parchment lined bread pans.  Let rise in warm oven until doubled again (about 45 minutes).  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Makes two 1 1/2 pound loaves.

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