100 % whole wheat bread

Recipe by spacholl
READY IN: 2hrs 40mins
YIELD: 2 loaves




  • In saucepan, heat milk not to boiling.
  • Remove from heat and add sugar, salt and 1/4 cup butter, stir until blended.
  • Cool to lukewarm.
  • Sprinkle yeast over water in large bowl.
  • Stir to dissolve yeast- stir in lukewarm milk mixture.
  • Add 4 cups whole wheat flour, beat vigorously with wooden spoon until smooth.
  • Gradually add remainder of whole wheat flour.
  • Mix in last of it with hands until dough is stiff Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface.
  • Knead dough for about 5 minutes until dough is smooth and has some elasticity.
  • Place in greased large bowl.
  • Turn dough so greased side is up.
  • Cover with towel; let rise in warm place (85F is good), until it doubles in size, about an hour.
  • Turn dough again on floured surface.
  • Divide into halves.
  • Cover about 10 minutes.
  • Cut each of the two halves into two pieces.
  • Roll each piece into about a 12 inch strip.
  • Twist two strips together.
  • Repeat the process.
  • Roll into a ball to fit into a 9x5x2-3/4 greased pan.
  • Mold evenly into pan.
  • Repeat process with remaining two pieces.
  • Brush tops of two loaves with a little butter, margarine or oil.
  • Let the two loaves rise in a warm place until dough rises to tops of pans- about an hour.
  • Preheat oven 400F.
  • Bake in middle of oven for 35- 40 minutes.
  • Turn out pans onto racks, brush top with melted butter.
  • Makes 2 loaves.