According to the American Heart Association, the average American takes in only 15 grams of fiber. Several organizations recommend 25 - 30 grams a day. The American Dietetic Association recommends 25 - 35 grams a day. If your intake is 15 grams or less and you want to increase your fiber intake, increase it gradually. If you jump from 15 to 35 grams a day, it may cause stomach cramping and gas.
Enough about health for now let's get into the fun bread making part. I figured out that my (well Adam's and Emily's coffee maker) keeps liquid at the optimal temperature for growing yeast. I also discovered I can make tea in the coffee pot by putting a tea bag in the carafe. (I drink my coffee in the morning and then switch over to tea once the coffee runs out. So my tea tastes a little like coffee *shrug*.) I used tea as the liquid in this recipe to start to the yeast.
I found this Active Dry Yeast by Hodgson Mill that says it is "especially for whole grain". So I figured I'd try it. I really despise that it is only available in these little over priced, over packaged packets. I'll try it this once in the name of better bread.
I let the dough rise for about an hour. I had it sitting on the stove top and the oven was on. That wasn't such a good idea because the bowl the dough was in got a little too hot and I think it killed some of the yeast.