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Sesame Wheat Bread

 Sesame Wheat Bread
Unlike many whole wheat bread that are dense and heavy, this makes a light tender loaf.—Rene Ralph, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
32 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Additional sesame seeds, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Add the milk, honey,
  • shortening, salt, egg, sesame seeds, whole wheat flour and 1-1/2
  • cups all-purpose flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining
  • all-purpose flour to form a stiff dough.
  • Turn onto a floured surface and 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. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in
  • half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf
  • pans. Brush with butter; sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

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Sesame Wheat Bread (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from
  • pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 2 loaves.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 116 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 237 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.