Whole Wheat Bread
1/4 cup butter
1 cup hot water
1 cup brown sugar
3 packages yeast
4 cups warm water
4 tbsp honey
3 tsp salt
1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
9 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups all purpose flour
*In a small bowl, whisk together butter, hot water and brown sugar until dissolved.
*In a large bowl, combine warm water and yeast and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
*Add honey, salt, wheat gluten, butter mixture and all purpose flour. Mix well.
*Add remaining flour one cup at a time until you have a stiff dough.
*Remove from bowl and knead well (at least 10 minutes)
*Place in a well oiled bowl and let rise until doubled (about an hour)
*Punch down and divide into 4. Place in greased loaf pans and let rise for 1 more hour.
*Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.