Dissolve the yeast in the warm water in a large bowl.
Add the oil and molasses.
Adding it a cup at a time, beat the flour into the liquids with a whisk until it stiffens, switching to a wooden spoon until it becomes firmer, then use your hands.
Mix well, adding a bit more flour if needed. to keep it from being truly sticky.
Ultimately, it will pull away from the sides of the bowl, which will still have some dough sticking to it, but will be mostly clean.
Knead the dough for 8 - 10 minutes.
Form the bread into a smooth ball and cover, in the bowl.
Note the size of the bread at this time.
Cover and let rise in a warm, draft free spot, until doubled. This should take about 90 minutes.
Check to confirm that the loaf has roughly doubled in size.
Cut the dough into two equal parts to shape into loaves or rolls.
Shape the loaf by pulling the piece into a rectangle and then folding the edges under.
Place the loaf into a pan (if you want to put seeds on, this is the time to do it) and cover with a cloth for the final raising.
For rolls, cut either or both halves of the dough into16 equal pieces.
Begin by cutting into 4 equal parts, then each of those into 2, and then cut those again.
Form each of these pieces into a small ball.
Place pieces in even rows into an 8" square pan (or if you are making the entire recipe into rolls, put all 32 pieces into a 9" x 13" pan).
Cover and let raise again for about 1 hour.
Bake in a preheated oven set to 400º for the first 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 350º and cook for another 20 minutes.
Take out the rolls about 5 minutes earlier than the loaf.
One smart thing to do that I really should have done this time, was put a piece of greased kraft paper or parchment at the bottom of the pan.
It's easy to loosen the bread from the sides with a knife, but even with a greased pan, sometimes the bottom of the loaf will stick to the surface...which sadly happened to me this time.
Truly unfortunate, with this being one of my cosmetically best whole wheat loaves ever! So, there's a small flap torn off of the bottom of the bread. Still tastes excellent though.