Sam and Evan helped me make bread today and they did an excellent job!
Here is my recipe:
5 c. Hot Water
3 c. White Flour
2 c. Whole Whear Flour
2/3c. Olive Oil
1 Egg (or egg powder)
Pinch (drops) Vanilla
1 Tbsp. Powdered Milk
2 Tbsp. Salt
Grease 5 bread pans so they're ready.
Add all of the above ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix together. Add 2 Tbsp Yeast and stir in. Slowly add Whole Wheat Flour to mixture until dough begins to clean the sides of the bowl (about 5-7 cups). Mix together on high speed for 10 minutes if you have a big bread mixer, otherwise by hand- 20 minutes on a clean floured wood board or counter. Keep adding more whole wheat flour as needed so that dough doesn't stick and becomes smooth and elastic. I do this gently and slowly until it's good and then knead it as best I can. You will be tired by the time you are done. You can count this 20 minutes as an arms and abs workout for the day.
Divide dough into 5 equal parts as best you can and form into loaves and put each loaf into it's pan. Cover with towel and let rise until top of dough is about 1-2 inches above the sides of the pan. (1-2 hours, maybe more depending on the temperature and weather).
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on rack. If you're family is not going to eat this in 1 week like mine, then you can freeze these loafs and pull them out later.