Soaked Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

I took my own bread recipe and converted it to a recipe where I soaked the flour for 24 hours first and then made the bread the next day.  I have done this 3 times now and think I have some success.  You can see my two loaves that I made yesterday… 

I have had several comments left with people asking for this recipe when I get done so here goes… 

Soaked Whole Wheat Bread Recipe – 2 loaves 

1 ½ cups warm water
2T whey
½ cup olive oil
5 ½ cups freshly ground whole wheat flour 

Using a mixer combine the above ingredients until they form a ball of dough.  Place dough ball in an oiled pan and cover.  Let sit for 24 hours.   

After 24 hours 

In a measuring cup combine the following:

½ cup warm water
1T yeast
¼ cup honey  

Let this sit until the yeast bubbles.  Then add:

½ t baking soda
2 t salt 

Pour this mixture into your mixing bowl.  Add 1 cup white flour.  Now add your dough ball.  I break it up as I add it to the bowl.  Begin kneading.  This can take a few minutes to get it all incorporated.  If the dough still seems sticky add more white flour.  I added a total of about 1 ¼ cups (this includes the 1 cup I added to the bowl with the yeast). Knead for about 4 minutes in a Bosch, longer if you are using a Kitchen Aid.  Let rise for 1 ½ hours.  Punch down and knead for a few minutes more.  Divide into two bread pans.  Let rise.   

I found it rose pretty quickly.  You can let it rise till it reaches just above the top of the pan.  I actually think the loaves above rose a little to much.  I let them rise until they were about one inch above the bread pan.  Next time I will try baking when they just get above the top of the bread pan.  

Bake at 350 for 28 to 30 minutes.


  1. hi, can you tell me what difference there is between this and your regular bread? I understand some of it but I really can't see any advantages.Your regular bread is so delicious I hesitate to change your recipe.

  2. I have so enjoyed my visit with you ~ from your bread to your recipes, goats & precious children. You've been a blessing.

    with joy, Lea

  3. Ya I probably should know this ,but I do not so I thought I would ask you.Where would I get lard? I am wanting to make tortillas.

    Thank you Kelley in Graham, WA

  4. I am so glad to see this recipe. I love your regular bread recipe and make it at least once a week. I also have Sally Fallons Nourishing Traditions, but was hesitant to try a new recipe since I enjoy your one so much. I will definitely give this one a try.

    Thank you.I was just wondering however why you use white flour in this recipe instead of gluten?


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