I've had some requests for the bread recipe I used. It makes 4 loaves. I cut the recipe in half & made just two loaves to see if that would cover our needs. Here is the original recipe:
12 c. wheat flour
1 c. white flour
2 Tbsp. yeast
5 c. hot water
1 c. honey
1 c. olive oil
2 Tbsp. salt
dissolve the yeast in hot water. Add 4 cups of the wheat flour. Add honey & olive oil & let rest 10 minutes. Mix in rest of wheat flour, white flour & salt. Turn dough out onto floured surface & knead. Shape into loaves & place in greased bread pans. Let rise in warm place until double in size. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes.
A couple things:
* I used my stand mixer to do most of the kneading. Use your dough hooks. You can do the same with your handheld mixer. When kneading, keep adding flour (wheat or white...whichever) until the dough no longer feels sticky.
*Watch it when it's baking. About halfway through the baking time, or once the bread is nice & golden on top, place a tin foil tent over them so they don't get too done on top. Don't seal the tin foil over the bread, just a loose tent to protect it.
Hope this makes sense. Let me know if you have any questions. We ate half a loaf on Sunday for our "snack". We've already cut into our second loaf today.