Whole Wheat Bread

I've been making my own bread for awhile now. I've tried a ton of recipes and this is my favorite whole wheat one. There's nothing like the smell of baking bread!!

Whole Wheat Bread

1 cup hot water

1/2 cup molasses

1/2 cup sugar

2 TB. dry yeast

1 cup warm water

2 TB. honey or sugar

3 cups warm water

4 tsp. salt

6 cups white flour

6 cups whole wheat flour, approx.

1 cup cracked wheat (optional)

In large mixing bowl combine 1 cup hot water, molasses, and sugar; stir and let stand.

In small bowl combine yeast, 1 cup warm water, and honey; stir and let stand.

Add 3 cups warm water, salt, white flour, and yeast mixture to the first mixture and beat well. Stir in wheat flour and cracked wheat, then knead {by hand or with stand mixer with dough hook}.

Cover. Let rise in a warm place until double in size (about 1 hour). Punch down. Shape into loaves, place in greased bread pans and let rise until double.

Bake at 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

Makes 4 loaves


  1. Thanks Dar, I've been on a search for the "perfect" whole wheat bread recipe.

  2. Made it today and it turned out GREAT! Thank you for sharing. Have you ever tried all whole wheat instead of half white flour?


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