This is THE bread that I use to loathe as a kid.... with my brown bag lunch at school eating my 2-inch thick homemade peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Looking back I seriously appreciate all the love that went into those thick ole slices. And the flavor.
14 cups whole wheat flour (my mom uses a couple cups of regular flour, and then the remaining wheat flour)
1 cup honey
2/3 cup cooking oil
1 tablespoon sugar
4 ½ cups hot water
2 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons yeast
Set yeast in ½ cup water and sugar to rise.
Put all other liquids in bowl & mix.
Add 13-14 cups flour while mixing in with the honey, oil, remaining water and salt.
Knead 10-15 minutes.
Form into 4 loaves. Let rise until double
Bake at 325* for 40 minutes.