From the Kitchen of The Pearl of Seneca Lake B & B
Dundee, NY

Whole Wheat Bread

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Whole Wheat Bread Recipe

2 1/3 cups warm water (about 110 deg)
1½ tbsp instant yeast
¼ cup honey
4 tbsp melted unsalted butter
2 ½ tsp salt

Add to yeast mixture and mix:
¼ cup rye flour
½ cup toasted wheat germ
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose unbleached flour

Add additional:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1¾ cup all purpose unbleached flour

Using the dough hook of a heavy duty mixer, attach the dough hook and knead at low speed until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8 min. (Hand knead if you do not have a heavy duty mixer.) Transfer to lightly oiled large bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place for about 1 hour.

Preheat a 375 deg oven. Divide dough into two equal parts, form a cylinder and place in greased 9×5 inch loaf pan. Cover and let rise until almost double, 20-30 min.

Bake until an instant read thermometer inserted in the short end of the pan, above the pan rim, reads 205 deg, 35-45 min. Cool.