I have been trying for several years to get my famiy converted to wheat bread. I love it but the others not so much. Now that hubby has been getting the groceries he buys white bread and the kids think they are in heaven. I miss my wheat bread. So I had time to finally make this wheat bread recipe I found over at Finding Joy in My Kitchen (she has lots of incredible recipes). I was hooked when I saw her pictures and could not wait to try it out. YUM!! It was delicious. The only change I made was to use half white flour just to ease into the conversion . I plan on adding more wheat as time goes on, till I have them all hooked. Converting them to wheat bread. It is a perfect recipe!! The only issue I have is that it is so darn good I can't stop eating it!!!
Mix the warm water with the yeast and 1/4 teaspoon sugar. Allow it to sit together for 2-3 minutes. Then add honey, salt and olive oil. Slowly add the flour, until it is dough consistancy (I used 8 cups total). Knead for about 5 minutes. (I let my mixer knead for me.) Cover and allow the bread to rise for 1 hour. Punch the dough down and then shape into loaves. Place into lightly greased pans.
Cover and let them rise for 30 minutes-1 hour.
Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes until crust is lightly browned and bread sounds hollow when lightly tapped.
The family ate one loaf right out of the oven before I could get a picture!!