Here's our bread recipe. A bunch of people asked for it this week (all out of the blue!), so here it is. :)
Whole Wheat Bread
2 large loaves or 4 small loaves
(I usually make the small loaves so we have kid-sized slices)
5 cups white flour
3-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3-1/2 cups water
2 T. yeast
1 cup cracked wheat (or 7-grain or 10-grain cereal from Bob's Red Mill)
4-1/2 t. salt
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. sugar
Combine ingredients and let rise for 2 hours or until doubled. Knead and let rise again in greased pans for 45 minutes. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes (35 for the smaller loaves).
This is our favorite bread. The cracked wheat gives it a nice slightly crunchy texture, and all my kids like it. We go through 1 recipe of bread every 1 to 2 weeks (we're not heavy bread eaters). I usually make up 6-12 batches of it in ziplocs, minus the water and oil, and keep them in the freezer. Then I just pull it out, add the wet ingredients, and it takes very little time to make the bread. Happy baking!