Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Homemade Wheat Bread

 I love homemade bread.

I grew up on homemade bread.

So today I thought I would share with you the recipe that we use constantly.

  I usually make a batch a bread once a week.

Sometimes more.

Before I start, let me tell you right now a few things. I use freshly ground wheat. I always grind a fresh batch right before I make bread. Any extra wheat goes into the freezer for things like pancakes, but I never use old ground wheat in my bread.  Here you go:

 Homemade Wheat Bread

1 can evaporated milk
2 Tablespoons Salt
1/2-2/3 cup Shortening
3/4 cup honey or sugar
3 1/4 cup, hot water
8 cups whole wheat flour.

Let this mix. While mixing put 2 Tablespoons sugar, 3 Tablespoons yeast & 1 cup warm water in a cup & mix together. Once it rises a little bit, dump it into the the mixture above. Mix until yeast mixture is all mixed in. Then shut off & let sit for 15 minutes.

Then add 5-6 cups flour. (3 of these are wheat & the rest is white flour).
Knead for 9 minutes.

Take out & put in a bowl.

Let it raise.

Then roll out into bread pans. I get 5 loaves out of this batch. (I only have 5 bread pans too, so that is the main reason.)

Once they have risen. Bake at 350 for 25-28 minutes  Or until the are golden done. I then dump mine out & let cool outside the pan & baste a little butter on the top of the loaves to keep them soft.

Cut & enjoy!!

Once everything is cool, I usually pre-cut everything up & freeze 3-4 loaves depending how much the first loaf got devoured in the first hour because nothing is better than hot bread & fresh strawberry freezer jam.



  1. Love homemade wheat bread! Too funny...I have a very similar post all ready to go. Interestingly, our recipes are very different! I agree with using freshly milled flour!!!

    1. I can't wait to see your recipe. I find it so interesting to see everyone's different recipe.

  2. Do you have a grinder you would recommend?? A friend has some Egyptian wheat she's wanting us to try, but I will need to grind it.

    I love homemade bread. I currently bake just one loaf at a time--because we go through about just 2 loaves a week (my husband works away half the week)--does this bread freeze well?

    1. Lisa,
      Yes this bread freezes great! I usually slice it & put it in gallon ziplock bags. So far I haven't had any problems.
      As for grinders. Mine is an ultramill brand. I have had it for 10 years & haven't had any trouble With it. I would look for one that is adjustable on how much you want to grind it or just if you want to crack it. That would be my only thing I would want different on mine. Good luck!