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Dad's Flatbread

 Dad's Flatbread
While Mom was busy with the rest of the meal, Dad helped by making this flat bread. There's no mistaking that this flavorful bread is homemade. It has a wonderful texture and lovely golden color. -Anne Heinonen, Howell, Michigan
32 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup rye or whole wheat flour
  • 5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup of water. Add sugar, oil,
  • salt, rye or whole wheat flour, 3 cups all-purpose flour and
  • remaining water; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining all-purpose
  • flour to form a soft dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about
  • 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Divide in half. On a greased baking sheet, flatten
  • each half to 1-in. thickness. Pierce each loaf several times with a
  • fork. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled, about
  • 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 2
  • loaves (32 slices).

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Nutritional Facts: One slice equals 116 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.