My husband is a bread fanatic... if you haven't figured that out by now. My other bread recipes that are not from scratch, kneaded by hand and all that, he does eat but doesn't LOVE it! This bread recipe is pretty much the same as the one he LOVES except I substituted about 6 cups of whole wheat flour for part of the unbleached flour. I am really trying to add whole grains where ever possible. Here's hoping he loves it just as much. If not, I'll be making more tomorrow.
6 cups hot water
2 Tbsp yeast
1/2 cup LDS church dry milk or 1 cup regular dry milk
1 cup sugar
6-8 cups of unbleached flour - plus extra for kneading
2 Tbsp salt
3/4 cup oil
6 cups whole wheat flour
Mix the first 4 ingredients together with a wire whisk. Then add 6 cups of unbleached flour and whisk until a paper mache' consistency. Then whip for another 100 strokes. Let set for approx. 1 hour
then add the salt and oil, stir with a fat plastic spatula (I got mine at IKEA). Then add the 6 cups of whole wheat flour. mixing as best you can, then turn onto a floured surface (use unbleached flour). Then start kneading the rest of the flour in to it. Once it isn't too sticky, then let set for 5 minutes.