Kathleen’s 100% Whole Wheat Bread

by Kathleen Johnson

  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2-2/3 cup hot water
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tbsp (or less) salt
  • 7-1/2 cups whole wheat flour

Mix yeast with 1/3 cup water and honey till foams. In a large bowl mix hot water and four cups of flour. Stir till well mixed. Add oil, molasses and salt. Work in remaining flour, turning from bowl and kneading when too stiff to stir. Knead well. Dough will be sticky. Do not add more flour. Let rise in warm place till double, punch down and shape into two loaves. Let rise again and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes, till hollow sounding When thumped on bottom. Slice and devour one loaf immediately and save the rest for toast and sandwiches.

About Vickilynn Parnes

A student of health and nutrition for 40+ years, Vickilynn Parnes has over 30 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer, cookbook author and radio talk show host, as well as being full-time mom to 5 children.