It's official. I've found the whole wheat bread recipe that will allow me to never buy bread from a store again. This recipe makes 4 loaves of 100% whole wheat bread that are truly divine, if I do say so.
5 cups hot water
2 Tbls sea salt
1/2 of 3/4 cups canola oil
2 glugs of lecithin
1 cup honey
3 heaping Tbls yeast
1/3 cup vital wheat gluten
Mix in whole wheat flour (approximately 10-15 cups) until dough is no longer sticky and is pulling completely away from the sides of the mixer. Then mix for 10 minutes.
Grease sides and bottoms of bread pans.
Do not kneed. Divide into pans. Put bread in unheated oven to rise. Cover with new white kitchen trash bag. Let rise to almost double in size (50 or so minutes).
Remove bag and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
In other news today:
Cohen was kind enough to feed my mom some applesauce.
My grandma raved about my bread all afternoon, which is the ultimate compliment since I have loved her bread all my life. She always brings a loaf when she visits or sends a loaf with you as you leave her house. So as they were leaving today, I gave her a loaf of mine to take home. She hugged it and cried! Then she quoted Ecclesiastes 11:1 "Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days." (Meaning: She's given out SO many loaves and now one has come back to her!) She told me she's so happy I turned out to be a bread maker! As am I, Grandma.