Good Neighbor Wheat Bread

Coming to you from First National Bank (a good neighbor), here’s a 7 ingredient wheat bread. I freely admit I’m not much of a bread maker, this does seem fairly straightforward. The instructions are clear and include approximate times for the steps.

Good Neighbor Wheat Bread

4 c whole wheat flour

2 c in bleached flour

1 T honey

1 1/2 t salt

3 c water

1 cake yeast

1/4 c wheat germ or whole wheat berries, or cracked wheat

Dissolve yeast in 1 c lukewarm water. Sift whole wheat flour and white flour together. Sift again adding salt. Add 2 c lukewarm water to yeast-water mixture. Pour in honey. Add flour to mixture. Add wheat germ, wheat berries or cracked wheat. Stir ingredients together only until flour is moistened. Knead on floured board until dough reaches desired elasticity (about 3 minutes). Place in greased bowl. Cover and let rise until double in bulk (1 hour). Punch down. Cover and let rise again (about 45 minutes). Divide into two equal portions. Pre-heat oven to 400•. Place dough in baking pan with bottom and first inch of sides greased. Bake at 400• until brown. Lower heat to 350•. Total baking time about 1 hour. Test for doneness by rapping too (gives a hollow sound when done). Remove from me oven. Let cool on a rack in pan about 10 min. Knock out of pan. Serve warm or cold.

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