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Wholesome Wheat Bread

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 55 min.

Makes

2 loaves (16 pieces each)

My sister and I were in 4-H, and Mom was our breads project leader for years. Because of that early training, fresh homemade bread like this is a staple in my own kitchen. -Karen Wingate, Coldwater, Kansas
Wholesome Wheat Bread Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2-1/4 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 4-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2-3/4 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add butter, honey, sugar, salt, milk powder and 3 cups whole wheat flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in remaining whole wheat flour and enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide dough into 4 portions. Roll each into a 15-in. rope. For each loaf, twist 2 ropes together; pinch ends to seal. Place in greased 9x5-in. loaf pans. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°.
  4. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 134 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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