Saturday, February 13, 2010

Carmen's Whole Wheat Bread

When we first moved into the house we are in now a couple of years ago we were invited to dinner by one of our neighbors that we go to church with. They are an older couple that has already raised their children, but Carmen still cooks from scratch quite a bit. She served the most wonderful wheat bread I have ever tasted and was kind enough to share the recipe with me. She said it was a bit of a struggle to write the recipe down because like my grandmother, she often doesn't measure when making the recipes that she has made repeatedly. So you may need to play with the amounts just a little to get it just right.

7 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups white flour
2 Tablespoons yeast
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/3 Tablespoons salt

Gradually add 1 1/3 quarts hot tap water, 1/2 cup molasses, and 1/3 cup oil.

Knead and if necessary add a little more flour gradually. Let rise until doubled then place in pans and let raise to top of pans. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees (time may vary depending on loaf size).

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