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Homemade Bread

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread is the best tasting bread ever!
Prep Time2 hrs 25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, homemade bread
Servings: 6
Calories: 1125kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 tbsp yeast dissolved in 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2-3/4 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 11-12 cups freshly ground hard white wheat flour


  • Mix together 4 Cups hot water, 1 Tablespoons salt, 1 Cup honey and 1/2 Cup oil in mixer using dough hook. Mix until dissolved.
  • Then add in 6 cups of whole wheat flour (hard white wheat), one cup at a time.
  • Mix about 10 minutes until stringy.
  • Then add 3 Tablespoons yeast dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water, 1/2-3/4 cup vital wheat gluten, and 5-6 cups more wheat flour.
  • Add flour until dough starts to come off sides of mixer, and you can pinch dough where it doesn’t stay on your fingers.
  • Then mix for 5 minutes using the dough hook on lowest speed.
  • Place in oiled bowl, cover with towel and rise until doubled, about 30-45 minutes.
  • Punch it down and allow to rise in the bowl again another 30-45 minutes.
  • Punch down the dough again.
  • Cut the dough and shaped them into loaves (will make 4-5 regular sized loaves or (3) 12 -inch pans).
  • Let dough rise in pan until 1 inch above pan, about 30 minutes.
  • Then bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, then turn down to 325 degrees for 25 minutes more.
  • Cool for 10 minutes, then place in bags and freeze while still warm.


Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 1125kcal | Carbohydrates: 204g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1170mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 6mg