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Round Whole Wheat Loaves Recipe

Round Whole Wheat Loaves Recipe

Honey lends a mildly sweet taste to this hearty golden brown bread that everyone enjoys. For holidays, Mom often formed the dough into crescent rolls that baked up beautifully.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flours; set aside. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, shortening, honey, salt and eggs. Beat in half of the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour mixture to form a soft dough.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape into round loaves. Place each loaf on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 35 minutes.
  • 4. With a sharp knife, make a deep X in top of each piece of dough. Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks; brush with melted butter. Cool completely. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 154 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 159 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Round Whole Wheat Loaves

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 1, 2015

"Tasted wonderful. Did not like the texture; reminiscent of cornbread."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"This is one of my favorite whole wheat bread recipes. Great with soup or toasted!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"This is really good. I don't usually like wheat bread but I think the honey adds a lot of flavor."

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