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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.
What type of yeast are you using? Active Dry (Fleishman's) or Instant (SAF)?
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!
2/3 c of sugar??? That makes it a cake, not bread..but otherwise it's good recipe, thanks.
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.
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.
Melissa,Woo Hoo! So glad it turned out well for you! Thanks for letting me know!~Jamie
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! 😉
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
Amy,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!~Jamie
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?
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Wendy,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!~Jamie
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! 🙂
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!~Jamie
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
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!!!!
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!!
Melaniejo,Good for you! I'm so happy it turned out well. Thanks for letting me know. ~Jamie
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.
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!~Jamie
Thanks for your quick response, Jaime. Glad I asked the day I did! I'm looking forward to enjoying this recipe in roll form!
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!!
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!!
Yes, keep your yeast in the fridge.
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.
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!
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.
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 🙂
I made this tonight and it was wonderful! Thank you for sharing your tips and advice with each of us!
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.
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!
Thank you I will look into that!
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.
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!
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