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Whole Wheat Yeast Bread
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Jane W.

Serves/Makes:Two small loaves

  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) lukewarm water
  • 1 yeast cake or 1 envelope yeast
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) white sugar
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) salt
  • 2 cups (475 ml) white flour
  • 1 cup (225 ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) brown sugar OR 1/2 cup (125 ml) honey
  • 5 cups (1175 ml) whole wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) oil or butter
  • Dissolve the yeast into 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) lukewarm water.
  • Add white sugar.
  • Mix together with salt and white flour.
  • Allow to sit until it bubbles - about an hour.
  • Mix 1 cup (225 ml) water with brown sugar (or honey, if using).
  • Add whole wheat flour and oil or butter.
  • Mix well into yeast mixture.
  • Using white flour, put out onto board and knead until not sticky.
  • Divide into two parts and put into two oiled or greased bread pans.
  • Oil the top and allow to stand till double in bulk.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
  • Bake till loaves sound hollow when tapped, about 45 minutes.
This recipe is 40 years old. Makes a flavorful loaf, lovely for toast or eaten plain

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