Grind about 11 cups of wheat berries.
This batch will make 6 loaves (1 1/2 lbs. each)
Mix in Bosch bowl on speed one:
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup honey
4 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 cups hot water
2 1/2 cups cold water
7cups freshly ground whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons SAF (instant) yeast
Mix and allow to set 10 minutes.
Add, then mix on speed one:
2 heaping Tablespoons dough Enhancer
1 teaspoon lecithin granules (optional)
remaining flour (approx. 8 cups)
Knead on speed one (never higher) and set timer for 10 minutes from the time you begin adding dough enhancer and the rest of the flour. *ONLY ADD FLOUR UNTIL THE SIDES OF THE BOWL ARE CLEAN CLEAN.
Put in pans and let rise for 30-35 minutes.
Bake at 350′ tip golden brown (about 23 minutes)
Remove hot bread from pans and put into sturdy plastic bags.
Drape ends of bags loosely over bread and allow to cool for about 1 1/2 hours. Then slice with an electric knife and close bags.
Recipe from the Barkman family
Illustration by J.P. Miller