European Whole Wheat Loaves - No Sugar

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European Whole Wheat Loaves - No Sugar

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European Whole Wheat Loaves
This bread has no sugar and is made with unbleached whole wheat flour.

Put 2 1/2 cups warm water into a large warm bowl.
Add 2 Tbsp. dry yeast and stir gently. Let soften.

Mix in 3-4 cups unbleached whole wheat flour and mix well, making a heavy batter. Cover and place in a warm place and let rise for an hour or so.

Now add 3-4 more cups of flour, one cup at a time, mixing well, until a nice ball is formed that is NOT sticky, but not stiff, either.
Return to bowl and let rise again, until nearly double.

Divide the dough in half and place in greased tin or on a greased cookie pan. Slice top of loaf about half an inch deep, either lengthwise or several slashes, crosswise. Cover again and let rise.

Bake at 350°F until golden brown and hollow sounding when thumped with finger. This will be about an hour. Remove from pan and let cool.