Finally! After 13 weeks of making bread I finally made one that didn’t look like a hockey puck. They were all eatable… they tasted the same… they just didn’t look right!
But here it is…

I found out that I was killing the yeast. I was using water that was too hot and I was letting it knead for ten minutes in my Kitchen Aid Mixer. So now I have a beautifully yummy Red Hard Wheat Bread Recipe that works. Thanks Kristi for teaching me over and over and helping me figure out how to make it rise.

Tip: In making homemade bread I found that you can drastically cut the time off of the “rising” if you put it in a warming drawer on low… or if you don’t have one of those… also putting it near the dryer of dishwasher while turned on works well too.