I grew up with a Mom who made 12 loaves of bread by hand, each week. I grew to hate homemade bread because it was heavy with a hard crust (she added too much flour and baked it too long). As I was growing up and earned a degree in foods, I learned a lot about how things work when it came to making good food, especially bread. Now I have friends who come over so that I can teach them how to make my yummy wheat bread. Be aware that is this is NOT 100% whole wheat, because I am using hard red wheat to grind my own flour, it is too heavy to make great 100% whole wheat bread. For yummy 100% whole wheat bread use the hard white wheat flour. Plus I am using my Mom’s recipe with one addition. ;} Here we go.