Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Homemade White-Wheat Bread

3 cups luke warm water
3 Tblsp. milk
6 Tblsp. oil
6 Tblsp. honey
3 Tblsp. sugar
3 Tblsp. molasses
3 tsp. salt
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
6 tsp. active dry yeast

In a large mixing bowl combine water, milk, oil, honey, sugar, molasses and salt. Stir to mix well.
Add yeast and stir to dissolve. Mix in flours, a cup at a time. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in a greased bowl, turning once to grease. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk. (There's no set time on how long this will take as it depends on the temperature& the humidity.) Punch dough down. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide dough into equal portions and form into loaves. (This should give you at least 6 loaves.) Place loves into greased bread loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30-35 minutes. Remove bread from oven. Turn bread out onto a wire rack, thump loaves lightly on the bottom and listen for a hollow sound. When you hear this you know your loaves are done. (If not, place back into pan and return to oven for about 5-8 minutes. Check again for doneness.) Allow loaves to cool before storing in bread bags.

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