Whole Wheat Braids Recipe

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Whole Wheat Braids Recipe
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Whole Wheat Braids Recipe

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There's nothing like fresh bread to complete a meal. I've had very good results with this recipe. Braiding the dough makes a pretty presentation.
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, eggs, oil, salt and whole wheat flour; beat until smooth. Add enough all-purpose flour to form a soft dough.
Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Punch dough down. Divide into nine pieces; shape each piece into a 14-in. rope and braid three ropes together. Place in three greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks. Yield: 3 loaves.
Originally published as Whole Wheat Braids in Country April/May 1997, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 112 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.

  • 3 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 3 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, eggs, oil, salt and whole wheat flour; beat until smooth. Add enough all-purpose flour 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; turn once to grease top. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Divide into nine pieces; shape each piece into a 14-in. rope and braid three ropes together. Place in three greased 8x4-in. loaf pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes. Remove from pans to cool on wire racks. Yield: 3 loaves.
Originally published as Whole Wheat Braids in Country April/May 1997, p51

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debbiedouglas User ID: 3215136 44251
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"This is delicious. I now make it regularly and my granddaughter who is 15 just asked for the recipe. easy and delicious. Mine was done in about 35 minutes."

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debbiedouglas User ID: 3215136 43158
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"Although I have made bread for many years this is my first attempt at whole wheat bread. easy, easy, easy recipe! And it turned out delicious. The only thing I did different was not bake it as long as stated. My 3 loaves were done in 35 minutes. Perfect! I will be making this again and again."

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