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Natural Whole Wheat Bread

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Ingredients
For yeast mixture
  Lukewarm water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  White sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Yeast 2 Tablespoon
  Cool water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
For rest
  Hot water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Cold water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Molasses 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 2 Tablespoon
  Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Natural bran 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Granola 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bran 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Natural Variety)
  Wheat germ 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cracked wheat 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Whole wheat flour 5 Cup (80 tbs)
  All-purpose flour 7⁄8 Cup (14 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 375°F (191°C)

MAKING
2) Mix the ingredients for the yeast mixture, and let it stand for about 10 minutes in a small bowl
3) Mix granola, cracked wheat, wheat germ, natural bran, salt and shortening, molasses and brown sugar in a large bowl and add 4 cups of the hot water into it
4) Keep stirring until the sugar and molasses have dissolved and cereals have softened.
5) Now make the mixture lukewarm by adding 4 cups of cool water.
6) One cup at a time, add the 3 cups of whole wheat flour to the mixture, beating it well all through.
7) Add the yeast mixture to this and beat well, followed by 2 cups of whole wheat flour again
8) One cup at a time, add 7-8 cups of all-purpose flour and stir it well till it becomes fairly stiff
9) Transfer the dough on a surface previously floured and knead well.
10) Take it to a large greased bowl, grease the top of the dough and cover it.
11) Keep it in a warm place to let it rise for about 2 hours
12) Convert it into loaves and put it in bread pans to let it rise again
13) Bake in the oven at 375°F for about 30~35 minutes.
14) After removing the loaves from pans, they can be kept on a wire rack to cool.

SERVING
15) Serve the loaves crisp and hot
16) Brush tops with soft butter before serving

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Breakfast
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Ingredient: 
Wheat
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
3

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