It might just be me but I think one of the best things about homemade bread is the smell it feels your house with. That hot fresh aroma drifting through every room. Its funny actually, my kids will be playing in separate moments and then suddenly as the bread starts to fill the house with that fresh smell each of them comes from where ever they are asking what I have in the oven and when it will be out. If I let them slice it while it is still hot they will eat a full loaf just waiting for it to cool.
Karissa makes homemade bread almost weekly and uses it as their sandwich bread, toast and dinner side dishes. I however opt to use store bought bread daily and make homemade bread once in awhile. Some day when I am more on top of things I want to be like Karissa and make it weekly because it makes the best sandwiches and toast. For my family though we do what we can right now. This bread freezes really well. It easily lasts a few weeks in the freezer so it is great to make a batch at the beginning of the week then pull the loaves out of the freezer as you need to serve them
One of my favorite easy breakfast options is a thick slice of this bread toasted in the toaster (I like it so thick it gets stuck in the toast slot and you wonder if you are going to start the toaster on fire, I live on the edge like that) and then pair it with a killer smoothie (if you need a good option to try check out this Strawberry Orange Smoothie). As always if you have questions with the recipe let us know in the comments below, we would love to help you in any way we can.
- 4 tsp yeast
- 2½ cups Warm Water
- ½ cup Sugar
- 3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 4 TBS Oil
- 3 tsp Salt
- Up to 4 more cups wheat flour
- Mix first 4 ingredients together and let stand until doubled in size.
- Add oil, salt and flour starting with 1 cup at time.
- Knead in stand mixer (or Bosch) for 10 min. Slowly add flour until the dough cleans the side of the bowl. You don't want it to be too dry.
- Place in greased bowl - cover and let rise until doubled (about 30 minutes).
- Punch down and shape into 2 loaves. Place in pans - let rise again (20 - 30) minutes.
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes