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Whole Wheat Toasting Bread

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.


1 loaf

This recipe for whole wheat bread is one of my favorites. Try it topped with a fruit spread for a fast and flavorful breakfast.


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3-1/2 to 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add warm milk, sugar, shortening, egg, salt and 2 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
  3. Punch dough down. Divide into thirds; roll each into a 12-in. rope. Braid ropes; place in a greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes. Remove from pan and brush with melted butter. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 121 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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