JoEllen Fortenberry Ford Recipe

No Knead, No Shortening Wheat Bread

By JoEllen Fortenberry Ford JoEllen1946

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2 loaves
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JoEllen's Story

This is the recipe my mother-in-law made for her 5 boys and twin girls. she had very little time as she had to iron every shirt for the boys and her husband for the week and cook every meal.She was a Wonder Woman who was a clergy wife, Sunday school teacher and mom. She made all of the kid's clothes as well and quilted for the local shelter. This is her quick recipe for yeast bread. I received this in 1972.


1/4 c
1 c
warm water
11/2 Tbsp
dry yeast
5 c
whole wheat flour
1 c
wheat germ
1 c
very warm water
1 c
evaporated milk
1 c
2 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix honey and 1 cup of warm water in large mixing cup. Add yeast and let stand 30 minuites.
Mix whole wheat flour, wheat germ (can substitute 1/2 cup more flour) and two teaspoons salt. Mix well.
Mix 1 cup very warm water and 1 cup evaporated milk. Add to flour mixture. Add yeast mixture to milk and flour mixture. Stir thoroughly. Allow to rise in warm place two to three hours.
Stir down dough. Add cup of raisins (or nuts). Put into two greased loaf pans. Let rise until double. Bake in pre-heated, 375 F. degree oven. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in pan. Slices best when cooled, but we never wait.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Collection: Food on the Run
Hashtag: #yeast