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Wheat Germ Bread

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  Active dry yeast/2 cakes compressed yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (2 Packages)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter/Shortening 4 Tablespoon
  Molasses 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), scalded
  Wheat germ 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Whole wheat flour 4 Cup (64 tbs) (Unsifted)
  All purpose white flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Measure 1/4 cup water into large bowl.
Use very warm water (105° 115°F.) for dry yeast; use lukewarm (80° 90°F.) for compressed.
Sprinkle dry yeast or crumble cake into water.
Let stand a few minutes; then stir until dissolved.
In saucepan mix 1 1/4 cups water, sugar, salt, 1/3 cup butter, and molasses.
Heat until butter melts.
Cool to lukewarm.
Pour scalded milk over wheat germ.
Let stand until liquid is absorbed and mixture is lukewarm.
To yeast, stir in the lukewarm molasses mixture and the lukewarm wheat-germ mixture.
Mix whole-wheat and white flours.
Add half to yeast mixture and beat until smooth.
Stir in the remaining flour mixture.
Turn the dough out on a lightly floured board.
Knead quickly and lightly until smooth and elastic.
Place in a greased bowl and brush the top lightly with melted shortening or butter.
Cover with a clean damp towel.
Let rise in a warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours; punch down and divide into 2 equal portions.
Shape into loaves and place in 2 greased loaf pans (9x5x3 inches).
Cover with a clean damp towel.
Let rise in a warm place, free from draft, until doubled in bulk, for about 1 1/4 hours.
Bake in preheated hot oven (400°F.) for about 50 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
180 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
230 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 644 Calories from Fat 112

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.9%

Saturated Fat 6.3 g31.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 24.3 mg8.1%

Sodium 835.2 mg34.8%

Total Carbohydrates 118 g39.4%

Dietary Fiber 14.4 g57.4%

Sugars 19.8 g

Protein 21 g42.2%

Vitamin A 5.7% Vitamin C 0.01%

Calcium 11.6% Iron 39.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Wheat Germ Bread Recipe