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Häussler Instructions for Whole Wheat Bread Using Sponge Method

Häussler instructions. Only applicable if you own a Häussler Mixer
Course: Breads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Häussler, Multigrain Bread, Sponge, Wheat
Servings: 2 loaves


  • Häussler Spiral Dough Mixer



  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/3 tbsp active dry yeast
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour

Bread Dough

  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour


Making the sponge

  • In Häussler bowl - add water, yeast and honey. Mix until yeast has dissolved
  • Add flour. Mix on low speed for 5 minutes. Sponge should appear smooth.
  • Cover Häussler mixer. Let sponge rise to double - roughly 30 - 45 minutes until double.

Mixing the dough and first rise

  • Add flour, salt and oil to sponge
  • Mix dough on slow speed for 8 minutes
  • Cover mixer and allow dough to rise until double, about 30-45 minutes.

Second rise

  • Original recipe says to punch the dough and allow to rise again. For this step I turned on the mixer and kneaded the dough on low for 1 minute. Rise time 30 - 45 minutes

Third Rise

  • I turned on the mixer for 30 seconds. Rise time 30-45 minutes