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Betty’s Best Whole Wheat Bread

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Betty's Best Whole Wheat Bread

Makes 2 loaves
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 20 Servings
Calories: 217kcal
Author: asclavijo

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 3/4 cup white flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp salt
  • 2 pkg yeast
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup crisco

Instructions

Flour

  • Combine flours. In separate large bowl, thoroughly mix 2 1/2 cups flour mixture, sugar, salt, and dry yeast.

Wet ingredients

  • Combine water, milk, honey & Crisco in a pan. Heat over low heat until warm (105° - 115°) - Crisco need not melt.

Mix together

  • Gradually add wet ingredients to dry ingredients & beat for 2 minutes, scraping bowl. Add 1/2 flour mixture. Beat at high speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough. If necessary, add white flour to obtain desired dough. Knead until smooth & elastic on floured surface (8-10 minutes) Place in greased bowl & grease top of bread. Cover & let rise in warm place until doubled (about 1 hour)

Rising process

  • Place in greased bowl & grease top of bread. Cover & let rise in warm place until doubled (about 1 hour).
  • Punch dough down, and knead on lightly floured surface for about 2 minutes. Divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in 2 greased loaf pans. Cover & let rise until doubled (about 1 hour).
  • Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until done. Remove & cool on wire rack.

Nutrition

Sodium: 472mg | Calcium: 24mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 17IU | Sugar: 7g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 138mg | Cholesterol: 1mg | Calories: 217kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 5g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 40g | Iron: 2mg

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