Here is my family's favorite bread recipe that comes from my fabulous brother-in-law Joe. He's a great baker, and he has tweaked this recipe to make it so it's incredibly delicious every time. I used 5 cups whole wheat flour, and 4 cups all-purpose flour, and it is delicious! I make this most of the time for our family, but I had run out of potato flakes last week, thus the different recipe. This is approximately 150 calories/slice. We all give this a perfect 10.
Joe’s Bread Recipe
Joe and Sonia
3 ½ cup warm water 5 T butter
4 tsp yeast ½ cup honey
2 tsp salt 1/3 cup powdered milk (heaping)
½ cup potato flakes 4 T wheat gluten
8-10 cups flour
Mix together water, yeast, and honey. Let stand until yeast is thoroughly dissolved. Add powdered
milk, butter, gluten, and potato flakes. Mix until uniform. Mix in salt (tastes terrible if you forget this...).
Add 3 cups flour and mix until uniform. Add remaining flour, 1 cup at a time, allowing each cup to be
completely mixed in–dough should not stick to sides or hooks when enough flour is added. Cover
dough in the bowl with dishcloth and let rise for 30 minutes. Punch down and remove from bowl.
Divide dough into 2. Knead dough several times and shape into rolls the length of the loaf pans. Put
into greased loaf pan. Put a cookie sheet on bottom rack of oven and cover bottom with water. Turn on
oven to lowest possible setting. Place loaf pans on middle rack. Allow 30-45 minutes to rise. Remove
cookie sheet and set oven temperature to 340F. Bake for 40 minutes or until crust is well browned.