*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                       BRAN MOLASSES SUNFLOWER BREAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2                Cakes fresh yeast
      3/4   c            Lukewarm water (95 F)
    2       tb           Sugar
      1/3   c            Molasses
      1/4   c            (1/2 stick) unsalted butter,
                         -room temperature
    1 1/2   c            Milk, scalded and cooled to
                         -lukewarm (95 F)
    6                    To 7 cups all-purpose flour
                         -or bread flour
    1 1/4   c            Unprocessed bran flakes
      1/2   c            Sunflower seeds
    1       tb           Salt
 
   Makes 2 loaves
   
   Crumble yeast into small bowl.  Stir in lukewarm water and sugar. Let stand
   until foamy, about 10 minutes.
   
   Meanwhile, add molasses and butter to milk and stir until butter melts.
   Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour, bran, seeds and salt in large bowl. Whisk
   in yeast and milk mixtures until smooth, about 3 minutes. Using wooden
   spoon, mix in all-purpose flour 1/2 cup at a time until dough forms soft
   mass.  Knead on heavily floured surface until smooth and satiny, kneading
   in more flour if sticky.
   
   Grease large bowl.  Add dough, turning to coat entire surface. Cover bowl
   with plastic.  Let rise in warm draft-free area until doubled, about 1 1/2
   hours.
   
   Grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans.  Gently knead dough on lightly floured
   surface until deflated.  Cut in half.  Pat each piece out into rectangle.
   Roll up jelly roll fashion, pinching seams to seal. Place seam side down in
   prepared pans.  Cover with towel and let rise in warm draft-free area until
   doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.
   
   Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375 F.  Bake until loaves
   pull away from sides of pans, about 45 minutes. Immediately remove from
   pans.  Cool completely on racks.
   
   Bon Appetit
  
 
 
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