No Knead, No Shortening Wheat Bread

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1/4 c honey
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 raisins
2 tsp salt

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JoEllen Fortenberry Ford Recipe
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Vallejo, CA (pop. 115,942)
Member Since Jun 2011
JoEllen's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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.

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user JoEllen Fortenberry Ford JoEllen1946 - Mar 29, 2012
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user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Mar 29, 2012
a keeper...Thank you...momma...tee he
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Mar 31, 2012
Hard to keep track of you yongins!!
How are you doing??/ moma
user JoEllen Fortenberry Ford JoEllen1946 - Mar 31, 2012
Baked today, The Black Magic Cake, Brown Sugar Cookies, and Apricot Yeast Bread. Good day as all turned out well. I will have to up load my recipe soon for Chocolate Orange Cake. I thought of it in the middle of last night! My 21 year old daughter moved home this week-end, my 30 year old niece came to California from Texas to stay with us. She came to live in our state! I hope she finds work and loves it here. We have found her to be a great cook!
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Apr 1, 2012
YOU have been one busy lady!!
I looked ans saved all 3 recipes.
.Wonderful that you have a relative
and good cook so close to you now!

Hugs, MOM

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