When it comes to homemade bread I have only made it about a five times or so. I am not an expert at all when it comes to baking bread. That is why I loved this recipe I came across from one of my cookbooks that I have around the house. It is super easy and moist. If I can make it, I promise you can too.
Here is what you need:
1 TBL yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2-1/2 cups hot tap water
6-7 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 TBL salt
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water, make sure the water is REALLY warm. Then I sprinkled 1tsp. of sugar over it to help it dissolve quicker.
If you have a KitchenAid start adding the hot tap water (again make sure it is really hot). Then add and mix in 3 cups of whole wheat flour, salt, oil, applesauce, sugar, and the yeast mixture. (If you don’t have a KitchenAid just use a big bowl to mix it all together)
Than you need to Mix in 2 more cups of whole wheat flour. Let it kneed for about 3 mins on a low speed. Add in 1-2 more cups of flour. I use 1 1/2 cups. Don’t over flour your dough!! Kneed for 8 or so mins on low. If you don’t have a KitchenAid then flour your counter and kneed it by hand.
Form the dough into a ball shape and place in a large bowl coated with cooking spray and place a dish towel over the dough to let rise for about 1 hour or until double in size.
Spray a large area on your counter top with cooking spray. Dump the dough ball onto the counter and divide into sections for bread pans. (This will make 2 loafs) Punch out any air bubbles and divide and shape for the bread pans.
Cover the bread pans with the dish towel and let rise for another 45 mins.
Bake at 350 for 25 mins. Once it is done brush it with a little oil or melted butter and sprinkle a little salt on top! Nothing better than homemade bread! It has such a higher fresher quality taste to it. Something that goes PERFECT with homemade bread is my homemade freezer jam CLICK HERE for the recipe. Enjoy!!