2 tsp sugar
2 envelopes dry yeast
1 cup warm water, 100F
1 cup scalded milk
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup honey, molasses or brown sugar
2 1/2 tsp salt
5 to 5 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour, approx.
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups Crunchy Granola
Dissolve sugar and yeast in the warm water.
Pour scalded milk into a large beater bowl and add the next four ingredients.
Beat in 2 cups of the flour, then the dissolved yeast and beat well.
Add the whole wheat flour and beat just to mix.
Remove beaters and work in enough additional all-purpose flour to make a soft dough.
Knead until smooth, then knead in the granola and a little more all-purpose flour if necessary to form a stiff but slightly sticky dough.
Form into a flat ball and cut like a pie into 6 wedges.
Tuck the pointed end of each wedge under and roll back and forth on the board to form a rope, about 9 inches long.
Braid 3 ropes together and set on a small greased cooky sheet.
Cover with towels and let rise until doubled.
Dough may be shaped into 2 loaves and dropped into 2 oiled loaf pans.
Rising time, 1 to 1 1/4 hours.
Bake at 375F for 35 to 40 minutes.