Here's a bread recipe I give out a lot for using home ground wheat. It is the most fail-proof, easiest one I've tried. The vital wheat gluten (found in the bread/baking aisle) helps it rise very well and gives it a good texture.
Honey Whole Wheat Bread
2 cups warm water
1 Tbsp yeast
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup oil
1 Tbsp salt
3 Tbsp vital wheat gluten
about 6 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour (approximately 4 cups wheat)
Mix first 6 ingredients, then slowly work in enough flour to make a soft dough that is not sticky but not dry.
Place directly in greased loaf pans (only one rise is needed) and let rise until top is 2 inches or so above rim of pan.
Bake at 325 for about 30 minutes.
Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack.
If desired, brush top with butter.
Cool completely before bagging.
Makes 2 hearty healthy loaves.
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