Recipe by SweetsLady
I've been looking for a soft all whole wheat bread, and I finally found it! This is in an Amish cookbook that I have, and I am writing it as it is written. I mix it with my KitchenAid. :) This is our sandwich bread that we have all the time on hand and the recipe can easily be cut into 1/3 to make just one loaf. :) 10/8/07 Corrections made to make bigger loaves. I usually use How to Rise Yeast Dough in a Cool or Drafty Kitchen to have a great rise.
Top Review by GraceAnn
Fantastic!! Soft, tasty, perfect!! I followed the recipe almost exactly. I did use butter instead of shortening and I also added 1 cup of Flax meal and I kneaded sunflower seeds into the dough. Baked for 30min and it turned out beautiful. Perfect for everyday bread. So soft and tasty. I will never buy bread again. Thank you so much!
- 3 cups warm water (110-115 degrees)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons yeast
- 3 eggs
- 3⁄4 cup honey
- 3⁄4 cup Crisco (I use butter flavored)
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 11 -12 cups whole wheat flour
- 4 tablespoons wheat gluten (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix water with yeast and sugar and let sit until foamy (about 10 minutes). In the meanwhile, put the 3 eggs (in the shell) in a bowl of hot water (to bring the eggs to room temperature).
- Put flour, salt, and gluten in bowl.
- Pour in yeast mixture and stir until combined. Add in honey, eggs, and crisco until combined, scraping sides. (I usually use an egg beater for this).
- Add more wheat flour and knead until smooth.
- Let set in warm place for about an hour until double in size.
- Divide into 3 loaves. Let rise again in warm place until doubled (about 1-1/2 hours).
- Bake as regular bread (I bake about 35 minutes at 375 or until the interior of the bread is 190 degrees using electric thermometer if you have one).