3 1/2 cups hot water
1 T. instant yeast (rapid rise)
1/2 c. powdered milk
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. oil
scant 1 T. salt
1 c. wheat germ
4 c. whole wheat flour (I use white whole wheat)
3 c. or so of white flour
Heat the water until quite warm. Pour over honey, oil, salt, powdered milk, wheat germ, and whole wheat flour. Stir vigorously (or mix vigorously) for a minute or two. Let stand until lukewarm or even cooler (this is your chance to finish the breakfast dishes). When cool, add yeast and 1-2 cups of white flour. When dough is too stiff to stir, turn out onto well-floured board and knead in remaining cup of flour. This dough will be slightly tacky from the honey--don't knead in too much extra flour. You're not looking for pizza dough here.
Let rise in covered, oiled bowl until double (1-2 hours). Punch down and divide into 2 pieces. Let rest a few minutes and form into loaves. Place into greased loaf pans and let rise until double (? an hour? I don't usually time this).
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or so. If the bread browns too early/much, cover with foil.
Makes 2 loaves