My Dad made this whole wheat bread every Saturday. I have great memories of it sitting out on our wooden chopping block. The smell would permeate the whole house.
1/2 cup warm water
2 pkgs. yeast
MIx 5 cups of hot water, and 7 cups of wheat flour in the mixer with a dough hook. Mix for 5 minutes.
2/3 cup oil
2/3 cup cups honey
2 Tbls. Salt
Mix 1 minute
Add yeast-- mix in
6 cups white flour
mix 10 minutes on low
Raise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours (edge just above pan)
Cook 40 minutes at 350 degrees.
Butter top of loaves after they come out!