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The recipe I used for the first bread baking was from an older BreadBeckers recipe book:

Slightly Sweet But Very Simple Whole Wheat Bread

2 cups hot water (about a minute in the microwave works well)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup honey (may use 1/4 cup)
3 1/2 tsp instant yeast
5 cups fresh milled flour (may need more flour to get the dough to clean the sides of the bowl)
2 tsp salt
1 - 2 tbsp lecithin (optional)
1/2 tsp gluten (optional)
1 - 2 tbsp dough enhancer (optional)

Combine water and yeast to proof, then add salt, oil, honey and 3 cups flour. Mix thoroughly. Add the lecithin, gluten, or dough enhancer and 2 more cups of flour.  Add more flour as necessary until the dough cleans the sides of the bowl.  Let  mixer knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 min).

Let rise to double. Shape into two loaves, place into greased medium pans and let rise again.

Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes.

So there it is, the very first recipe I used for baking bread. I will have to try it again, either with less water or more flour and see if that makes it less sticky than it was the first time.

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