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                                Wheat Bread
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Yeast Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3 1/2  cups          milk  -- very warm
      2/3  cup           sugar  -- or honey
      2/3  cup           vegetable oil  -- not olive
    4      teaspoons     salt
      3/4  ounce         dry yeast
    1 1/2  cups          whole-grain flour  -- graham
    1 1/2  cups          bread flour
                         remainder all purpose white flour
 
 Mix all the non-flour items (make sure the milk is not too hot to the 
 touch, or it will kill the yeast).  Mix in the whole wheat and bread 
 flour.  Then knead in enough of the all purpose flour so  that the dough 
 does not stick appreciably to your hands (this may take 10 minutes
 of kneading).  Put the dough into a really large bowl, rub some oil on
 the top of the dough so it doesn't get crusty (dry out) when rising. Cover 
 the bowl with some waxed paper (etc.) and put in a warm place.
 When approx. doubled in size, form portions of dough into loaves and put
 in pans (This makes about 6 small loaves for me). Put pans with dough
 in them in a warm place (I just put them in the oven at this point and
 don't turn the gas on until its risen).  Let them rise until about 
 doubled.  Bake at 325F for small loaves, 300F for big loaves (my oven’s
 a bit hot, so you may need a slightly higher temperature) on the bottom
 rack in the oven until the tops are all brown.  After taking the pans out
 of the oven, let cool for about 5 minutes then take the bread out of the
 pans  and lay them on their sides on cooling racks.  When they're cool,
 I put most of them in zip-lock bags and freeze them for the week.
 
 
                    
 
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