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Honey Wheat Loaves

 Honey Wheat Loaves
Great to give as a gift or accompany your Sunday dinner. This bread is tender and chewy with a hint of sweetness. Roger Hawley, Valley Park, Missouri
64 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 5 cups warm water (110° to 115°), divided
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2/3 cup honey, divided
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 6 to 8 cups bread flour

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in 3/4 cup warm water and 1
  • tablespoon honey. Add the remaining water and honey, the oil, sugar,
  • salt, whole wheat flour, wheat germ and 3 cups bread flour. Beat
  • until smooth. Stir in enough remaining bread flour to form a soft
  • dough (dough will be sticky).
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic,
  • about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray,
  • turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place
  • until doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Punch dough down. Shape into four loaves. Place in 9-in. x 5-in. loaf
  • pans coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until nearly
  • doubled, about 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from

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Directions (continued)

  • pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 loaves (16 slices each) .
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 108 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.