We make this recipe as its easy and versatile. We can make loaves of bread, rolls, pizza dough, or bread sticks from this recipe. I don’t have a heavy duty mixer or bread machine, so this has been the easiest recipe I’ve ever made for minimal amount of work.
- 3 c hot water
- 6 T oil
- 2 T honey
- 1 1/2 T yeast
- 8 c white whole wheat flour
- 2 1/4 t salt
Sprinkle the yeast over the water
Add the honey to your yeast and water
Whisk it to combine the ingredients
Let sit for about 5 minutes until bubbly
Add your oil, we use coconut oil–have to melt it then add, but you can use canola oil as well
Next add your salt
Then add your flour, not all at once or you will have a mess
Just add a cup at a time, you can either whisk by hand
and continue to keep whisking until your whisker gets clogged
or you can use a hand mixer and do a cup at a time until your beaters get clogged. Beat for at least 3 minutes. The longer you beat, the better the elasticity of your dough.
Either way it will all turn out the same in the end. At the point where you have to start doing it by hand, I like to knead it directly in the bowl, to avoid making a mess on my counter tops. Knead for about 2-3 minutes. Don’t know how to knead bread dough? Check this out.
Then grease another bowl and put your dough into it, turning once and let sit till double in size. You can keep punching it down until you are ready to make something out of it.
Form it into pizza dough, bread, rolls, calzones, or bread sticks. Very easy and versatile.
Here is a picture tutorial to teach you how to form a loaf of bread.