Elise Clark's Wondrous Whole Wheat Bread


Pour these ingredients in your bread machine the way they are listed, unless your bread machine's manual wants you to put the dry ingredients first. Then just reverse the list. Select your bread choice and push start!

Doing it the old fashioned way...
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water in large mixing bowl. Stir in honey, butter, salt, warm water and the whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough flour to make dough easy to handle.

Turn your dough onto a lightly oiled surface: knewd until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover, let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. (dough is ready if an indentation remeains when touched.)

Punch down dough, divide into halves. Flatten each half with your hands. Fold crosswise into thirds, overlapping the two sides. Roll up tightly, beginning at one of the open ends. Press with thumbs to seal after each turn. Pinch edge firrmly to seal. Press each end with the side of your hand to seal it, fold ends under loaf. Place each end with the side of your hand to seal it; fold ends under loaf. Place loaves, seam side down, in two greased loaf pans (9x3). Let rise until doubled, about one hour.

Heat oven to 375 F. Bake until loaves are golden brown for 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from pans, cool on wire rack. I put a clean tea towel over the top to prevent the crust from getting too hard.

Servings: one or two loaves, depending on size
Nutritional Information: per serving: 131 calories; 3g total fat; (16% clories from fat), 4g protein; 25g carbohydrate; 5mg cholesterol; 238mg sodium

Submitted By: Kate
Original Source: Healthy Foods by Leanne Ely

I make this every day with my kids, using the bread machine. I set my machine to "dough" then pull the finished dough out, divide into two loaves and let rise in warm oven for at least 30 minutes. Then, I turn the oven up to 350F and set the timer for another 15 minutes. Perfect EVERY time. I also use Prarie Gold "better than organic" flour-King Arthur would be good too.

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