A FAVORITE AMONG THE MASSES =45% whole wheat.
This original recipe makes about 70% whole wheat. I decided to make it less; about 45%. This makes for a happy medium for everyone in the house.
My husband often goes for groceries without me. This last time, he brought home traditional yeast. So I add it to the warm water till frothy. I am going to type out the recipe as written, even though I have never added the yeast to flour. So please adjust to suit your preferences.
WHOLE WHEAT FLAX BREAD
MAKE 4 LOAVES BAKE AT 375 FOR 25-30 MINUTES.
Put in large mixing bowl and stir to dissolve:
1/4 cup oil (canola, grapeseed or olive)
3 tsp. salt
1/4 cup sugar (white, brown or honey)
2 cups hot water
Add: 2 cups cold water to cool down mixture
4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flax
2 tbsp. yeast
Stir in: 2 cups whole wheat flour (this is where I just used white)
Then slowly work in: 3 cups white flour
Dough will be sticky.
Let rise hour.
Punch down and let rise again.
Punch down and separate into 4 pieces.
Flatten dough into a rectangle and roll up into loaf shape.
Place in bread pan seam side down.
Bake at 375 for 25-30 min.