Monday, February 18, 2008

Whole Wheat Bread

1 tbsp. dry yeast
1/4 tbsp. warm water
2 cups hot water
2 tbsp. shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup dry milk
7-8 cups whole-wheat flour

Mix yeast and warm water and set aside. Pour hot water over shortening, sugar, and salt. Mix dry milk with 1 cup whole-wheat flour, add hot water mixture and 1 cup of cold water, then add yeast mixture. Add 6-7 more cups of whole-wheat flour. Knead until smooth and elastic and let rise almost double--then time as follows: Let rise 40 minutes - punch down, 20 minutes - punch down, and 20 minutes - punch down.

Shape into 3 loaves and place in 3 small greased bread pans. Allow to rise until double in bulk. Bake at 375o for 40-45 minutes

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