Whole Wheat Bread

Another large quantity recipe – this one makes 6 loaves of whole wheat bread. Today, 6 loaves might be an awful lot for a small family, but for instance when my mother was a child in the 30s and 40s, Gram would bake bread every other day for their family of 5. A larger family would need even more bread. A homemaker supporting multiple generations might also want to make a larger batch, or even for a church or other civic organization. How would you use 6 loaves of bread today?

Whole Wheat Bread (6 loaves)

3 T yeast (3 packages)

3/4 c warm water

7 cups hot water

1 cup brown sugar

3 T salt

1/2 c vegetable oil

9 c whole wheat flour

about 11 c white flour

Soften yeast in warm water. Combine hot water, sugar, salt & oil. Cool to lukewarm. Stir in whole wheat flour. Add yeast. Stir. Add enough white flour to make a stiff dough (may need more or less depending on flour). Let rise twice. Knead. Let rise in pans. Bake 45 [minutes] – 375º

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