Dissolve the yeast in the water in a bowl. Add salt, oil & garlic. Stir in 3 c flour & wheatgerm. Mix with a fork.
Sprinkle 1/4 c flour on a board & turn out the dough, coating it with the flour. Then knead, adding another 1/4 c flour gradually. Knead for a couple of minutes. Let rise till it has doubled in size. Punch down & let it rest for a while. Roll the dough into a 13 inch length.
Set the bread on an oiled sheet. Let proof for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375F & bake for 45 to 55 minutes.
Anne Lerner, "Breads You Wouldn't Believe"