Shredded Wheat Bread
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 30 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (16 slices each)
- 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 9x5-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.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 104 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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Mar 5, 2017
Wonderfully delicious, with a nice fine crumb. Made a double batch to get 4 loaves. Nice and light - not heavy like some breads. I used a locally milled whole white flour.
Jul 26, 2015
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.
Mar 27, 2014
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.
Mar 19, 2013
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!
Nov 1, 2012
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