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Old Time Whole Wheat Bread

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 2
  Water 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Whole wheat flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Directions

Combine 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour and the yeast.
Heat water, sugar, shortening, and salt just till warm (115° to 120°) and shortening is almost melted; stir constantly.
Add to flour mixture.
Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping bowl.
Beat 3 minutes at high speed.
Stir in whole wheat flour and as much remaining all-purpose flour as you can mix in using a spoon.
Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
Knead till smooth and elastic (10 to 12 minutes).
Place in greased bowl; turn once.
Cover; let rise till double (about 1 hour).
Punch down; turn out onto lightly floured surface.
Divide in half.
Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Shape each half into loaf; place in 2 greased 8x4x2-inch loaf pans.
Cover; let rise till almost double (about 45 minutes).
Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes.
Cover loosely with foil the last 20 minutes if tops brown too quickly.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread

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