Whole Wheat Bread

Whole Wheat Bread

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  1. 1
    October 25, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I love this recipe. But without a convenction oven, I was finding the centers of the loaves a little too doughy by the time the outside was done. I've had better luck with letting it rise on the counter and then baking it at 350. Someday I'll get a convection oven. Great recipe, Jamie.

  2. 2
    February 17, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    What type of yeast are you using? Active Dry (Fleishman's) or Instant (SAF)?

  3. 3
    March 28, 2010 at 12:22 am

    I'll have to try this – we go through ww bread like crazy. Love homemade, can't keep up.

    P. S. Don't knock beans in cookies/cakes/brownies – Asian cultures use bean puree for sweets all the time and it's delicious!

  4. 4
    March 30, 2010 at 10:38 am

    2/3 c of sugar??? That makes it a cake, not bread..but otherwise it's good recipe, thanks.

  5. 5
    April 30, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Dear Anon,

    Please take the time to think about your comments. 2/3 cup of sugar is 16 teaspoons, which is 224 calories of sugar. This is DIVIDED between FIVE loaves of bread. Each loaf has then 44.8 calories from sugar, which is certainly a reasonable amount, especially since I doubt you sit down and eat an entire loaf of bread in a sitting! Seems to me you read the ingredients and didn't bother to study the rest of the recipe. Shame on you.

  6. 6
    August 11, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    I just made this at a friends house who is teaching me about wheat, using food storage, etc. I love it. It is so easy, all written out for me. The bread looks amazing and tastes so good. I am so excited to make the next batch, which may be tomorrow because this is so yummy I will have it eaten all up tonight.

  7. 7
    August 11, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Woo Hoo! So glad it turned out well for you! Thanks for letting me know!

  8. 8
    September 19, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Needless to say, I have been making a lot of bread lately (my stomach thanks you, the hips and thighs..not so much). I am so happy that you posted this one! I made it with honey and it was so soft and yummy…I think I ate most of the batch! Thank you for sharing this delicious taste of heaven with butter and honey on it! 😉

  9. 9
    October 21, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Hi Jamie,
    I am giving this recipe to everyone. I wondered if you could put the easy to print tab on this recipe. I am a fan and love it. This is the only one I make. Thanks for sharing. Amy Dansie

  10. 10
    October 21, 2010 at 3:46 am

    Thanks for asking. I have added the print button. It's taking me a while to get the button on some of these older recipes! Thanks for passing it along! Hope you are feeling well this week!

  11. 11
    December 6, 2010 at 4:24 am

    I only have a KitchenAid mixer. Any suggestions on making this bread? I'd really love to try it.

    Also, is it possible to use store bought wheat flour without the dough enhancers/VWG?

    Love your site!

  12. 12
    December 6, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Thanks for your question.
    Unfortunately a Kitchen Aid Mixer has a pretty hard time with this recipe. The dough is just too heavy. I have a friend who cuts the recipe in half and uses her KA, but it still doesn't turn out quit as fluffy and light. For wheat bread, the Bosch mixer is really the best choice.
    Also, I think you could use store purchased flour and be just fine.
    Good luck!

  13. 13
    December 29, 2010 at 3:16 pm


    What kind of wheat kernels do you recommend, and where do you buy them at? I got a Nutrimill for Christmas, but don't know where the kernels are sold! 🙂


  14. 14
    January 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Hi Aimee,
    I buy Hard White Winter Wheat. You can actually buy it at Costco. Also, some Western Family grocery stores carry it when they have their case lot sales. Good luck!

  15. 15
    January 15, 2011 at 2:30 am

    This is a great recipe!!! I have made it twice this week. I slice it after it has cooled and wrap and freeze it. AWESOME!!! thanks for sharing

  16. 16
    February 24, 2011 at 1:46 am

    I have made whole wheat bread for about 25 years. This is my favorite recipe so far. LOVED IT and wish I had it many years ago. Thanks!!!!

  17. 17
    May 26, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Just made this bread today for the first time. I've been wanting to try it for some time, and I am glad I didn't forget about it! I found this site only a few months ago. This is the third bread recipe I have tried from this site, and all have been great! Thank you for sharing this and so many other delicious recipes!!

  18. 18
    May 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Good for you! I'm so happy it turned out well.
    Thanks for letting me know.

  19. 19
    July 6, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Have you ever turned this dough into rolls? If so, did it turn out for you? If so, how long did you bake them? Thanks again for sharing such a yummy recipe! This bread is addicting.

  20. 20
    July 7, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Hi Melaniejo,
    Funny you should ask about rolls made out of this dough on this very day. I let my kids roll some of the dough into teddy bear shapes just this afternoon. They rose up just like rolls would and they were very good. They need to be baked for about 15 minutes. Good luck. Hope you love them!

  21. 21
    July 7, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Thanks for your quick response, Jaime. Glad I asked the day I did! I'm looking forward to enjoying this recipe in roll form!

  22. 22
    September 7, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I'm making your honey wheat pizza crust right now, and can't wait to try your bread recipes too! Just a quick question (probably a dumb one…)– since I'm new to the bread-making world, do you keep your yeast in the fridge?? I got a giant package from Costco, and don't want it to “go bad”!
    Thanks– love your site!!

  23. 23
    February 10, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Just used my brand new Bosch to make this bread this week. Love the bread and my Bosch. My kids have been going for the homemade bread over the store-bought bread in the pantry. Can't wait to make it again!!

  24. 24
    February 18, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Yes, keep your yeast in the fridge.

  25. 25
    May 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    I have look everywhere for the dough enhancer. Do I have to use that? What do I do if I don't use it? Or can you think of anywhere else I can find it? I can't wait to make this.

  26. 26
    January 23, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I have a problem making homemade bread. On the outside it looks done cooking, nice golden brown, but once I cut into it it’s doughy inside. Thoughts? Advice? Help!

  27. 27
    January 23, 2013 at 11:16 am

    One more question…does 1/2ing this recipe work okay? I’m still trying to learn how to make bread and would hate to waste all those ingredients if it doesn’t turn out.

  28. 28
    January 29, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Denise – Halfing works fine! Just be patient, bread always seems to work out okay when you are patient 🙂 As for the bread not cooking all the way through, are you letting it rise? Are you baking it at the right temperature?
    I love my wheat gluten! My children will only eat homemade bread, they grew up on a recipe very similar to this and they love it!! We may be guilty of eating 1/2 a loaf right out of the oven 🙂

  29. 29
    June 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I made this tonight and it was wonderful! Thank you for sharing your tips and advice with each of us!

  30. 30
    September 9, 2013 at 9:06 am

    I was just wondering if it would be possible to make this with just a hand mixer? I don’t own a stand mixer of any type and can’t get one.

    • 31
      September 10, 2013 at 7:15 am

      I would be careful trying it with a hand mixer. They just don’t have the motor power needed, and you may end up burning it out. However, you could knead the dough by hand. It would take a while, but you could do it. I would suggest searching You Tube for a tutorial on how to knead bread by hand. Good luck!

      • 32
        September 10, 2013 at 8:15 am

        Thank you I will look into that!

  31. 33
    October 9, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I have a Kithcen Aid pro and I really want to attempt this recipe with it. I was wondering which model you tried it with and it’s didn’t do well.

    • 34
      October 10, 2013 at 9:01 am

      I used a Kitchen Aid 5 quart size mixer. This recipe will work in a Kitchen Aid of that size. However, I made it every week for a couple of months and ended up burning out the motor. 🙁 So, proceed with caution. The dough is pretty heavy. Good luck!

  32. 35
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