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My homemade bread recipe

I've given this recipe to a lot of people, so I decided to do a post about it, so I can just refer to it in the future. Although it occurs to me that I haven't verified that the people to whom I've given the recipe actually like it. But whatever. It works for me, so here it is: 6 cups whole wheat flour (or 5 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup white flour or any combination you desire) 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 1/4 teaspoon yeast (one package, if you're buying those little packages) 2 1/2 cups water (about 110°, like a pretty warm bath) about 2 tablespoons oil (vegetable or olive oil or whatever) 2 to 4 tablespoons honey (I don't like bread overly sweet, so I stick to the lower amount. I think. I don't usually measure) Mix all the dry ingredients in a stand mixer. (I have a Kitchenaid and use the dough hook for this bread, although I usually mix the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon first. Also, I almost never proof my yeast. I've never had it f