Whole-Grain Flax Bread

What you need

  • 1 1/4 cups Flax Meal Royal Harvest Pure
  • 5 cups warm water
  • 4 tablespoons softened raw honey
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons instant yeast
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 4 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 cup whey powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 cups stone-ground whole wheat flour (approximately)

Make it
Combine the water, honey, and yeast. Let it sit for 3-4 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix the oatmeal, unbleached flour, Royal Harvest Pure Flax Meal, whey powder, and salt. Add these dry ingredients to the yeast mixture and mix well.
Beat for 5 minutes by hand, then add the whole wheat flour and mix until dough is quite stiff. (If using a bread kneading machine, add the whole wheat flour and mix on high speed for 5 minutes.) Knead. Let rise 15 minutes. Punch down and let rise another 15 minutes. Punch down and shape into loaves.
Let the bread rise until doubled in size. Bake loaves at 350° for 40-45 minutes.

Makes 2 Loaves.