With eight kids and two adults at our house, we go through ALOT of bread at our house.  So, knowing that I would be having a baby this summer, my eight year old learned how to make bread. Yep, it’s soooo easy even my hubby or kids can make it. It has a couple of “secret” ingredients (vinegar and potato flakes) to help make it soft. There is not anything weird in this recipe that you shouldn’t have in your pantry already. Also, it’s a shelf stable recipe. No refrigerated ingredients nessesary. And food storage friendly.

I use a bread maker on the dough cycle for the first rise of the dough. But it’s totally not nessesary. I just do it for a more consistent result. 

This recipe makes two loaves, because that’s what fits in my breadmaker. 🙂

Easy whole wheat bread
2 1/2 cups water
2 tbs vinegar
3 tbs potato flakes (pearls or mashed potatoes would work too)
3 tbs sugar or honey
2 tbs oil
7cups of whole wheat flour
1/2 tbs yeast (or 1packet)
Preheat oven to 325  degrees.  Add all ingredients to breadmaker pan or bowl. Mix and let rise until doubled. Shape dough into loaves and place in greased bread pans. Let dough rise again covered with a tea towel until it fills the pan. Bake for 35 minutes. Let bread cool before slicing. Enjoy!

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