Soften 1 package dry yeast in 2 cups warm water.
Beat the above on low speed with electric mixer until smooth. Keep in warm place until bubbly (about an hour). In separate bowl, combine:
Add this to yeast/flour mixture. Add another 4 cups flour (2 cups unbleached, 2 cups whole wheat). Mix until smooth. Turn out dough on floured surface. Knead smooth and place in warm place, covered, in oiled bowl. Let sit for 1-1 1/2 hours. Punch down. Knead 2-3 times and cut in half. Shape each pieces in ball; let rest 10 minutes. Roll out rectangle and shape 2 loaves. Grease pans. Let rise 1 hour in warm place. Bake at 375 degrees F until golden brown, about 40-50 minutes.
By Robin from Washington, IA
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