There is nothing like home-made bread. If you like it too, here’s my recipe if you’d like to make some.

3 packages or 3 tablespoons yeast
3/4 cup warm water (110 degrees)
10 cups warm water
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 tablespoons salt
3/4 cups olive oil
9-10 cups whole wheat flour
15 cups unbleached white flour 

Dissolve the yeast in the 3/4 cut water.

Add 10 cups water, brown sugar, salt, and olive oil, to the softened yeast.

Add the unbleached white flour a few cups at a time.

Knead the dough until it is soft and smooth as a baby’s bottom. The dough should no longer be sticky. When you’ve added enough flour the bread turns out soft.

Cover and let rise about 1 1/2 hours. Punch down.

Shape into 8 loaves and spray the loaf tops with cooking spray. This helps brown the crust.

Let the loaves rise again for about 1 1/4 hours until double.

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

Take the bread out of the oven when the loaf sounds hollow when you knock on it.

Rub each hot cooked loaf with butter while it’s still hot to keep the crust from crumbling when it’s sliced. This also helps to make a softer crust.

Let the loaves cool in pans and then slice (if you can resist eating it hot with butter.)

Place in zip-loc bags when they’re cool and freeze.


2 thoughts on “Abundance

  1. Thank you for the recipe. I may have to cut it down so I only make 2 or 3 loaves. But your recipe is similar to what I remember of how my mom made hers. And she certainly made plenty, just like you.

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