I have tried 4,975 different whole wheat bread recipes. Liz told me that she heard this one was good so I gave it a go. It is by far the very best and easiest bread recipe. Start to finish one hour. Try it you will not be disappointed.
Whole Wheat Bread
makes 2 loaves
3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 Cup gluten flour or Vital Wheat Gluten
1 1/4 T. instant yeast(or quick rising)
2 1/2 C very warm tap water
1 T salt
1/3 Cup Oil (I used Olive Oil)
1/3 C honey or 1/2 C Sugar ( I used honey)
1 1/4 T Bottled Lemon Juice
2-2 1/2 C Whole Wheat Flour
Mix together the first three ingredients in mixer with a dough hook. Add water all at once and mix for 1 minute; cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Add salt, oil, honey or sugar and lemon juice and beat for 1 minute. Add last flour, 1 cup at a time, beating between each cup. Beat for 6-10 minutes until dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. This makes a very soft dough.
Preheat oven for 1 minute to lukewarm and turn off. Turned dough onto oiled counter top; divide, shape into loaves, place in oiled bread pans. Let rise in warm oven for 10-15 minutes until dough reaches the top of pan. Do not remove bread from oven;turn oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on racks.