- 2 cups boiling water
- 1 cup crushed Shredded Wheat cereal
- 1/2 cup molasses
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
- 5-1/2 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- Melted butter, optional
- In a large bowl, pour boiling water over cereal. Add the molasses, shortening and salt. Let stand until mixture cools to 110°-115°, stirring occasionally.
- In a bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add cereal mixture and 3 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
- 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. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Shape into loaves. Place in two greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
- Bake at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks. Brush with melted butter if desired. Cool. Yield: 2 loaves (16 slices each).
Reviews for Shredded Wheat Bread
"My Dad made this bread each week for years. It was always a favorite. I use butter rather than shortening. Made it today in my food processor. It takes on all the hard work of kneading.. Which I dislike. Did a fantastic job and the bread came out delicious."
"The shreds of wheat completely blend in with the rest of the bread. Not a 100% whole wheat type of bread, but a good "wheat" bread recipe just the same."
"Wonderfully tasty! I even cut back on the molasses a little and added a little wheat flour. I can hardly wait to make it again!"
"I doubled this recipe and added rasins, great big hit with family and friends. Made it Monday, and its Friday, putting my apron back on for another batch"