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harvest bread

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Recipe by
georgi johnson
springfield, IL

I got this recipe out of "the American Family Home Cookbook". I love making this bread for the holidays.

(1 rating)
method Bake

Ingredients For harvest bread

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    light molasses
  • 2 tsp
  • 2
    large shredded wheat biscuits (crumbled)
  • 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 2 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 2 c
    whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 c
    wheat germ
  • 2-3 c
    all purpose flour

How To Make harvest bread

  • 1
    Heat milk, stir in margarine, honey, molasses, salt, and shredded wheat biscuits. Cool to lukewarm.
  • 2
    Measure warm water (105-115 degrees) into a large warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast, stir until dissolved. Add lukewarm milk mixture and whole wheat flour, beat until smooth. Stir in wheat germand enough all purpose flour to make a stiff dough.
  • 3
    Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface, knead until smooth and elastic about 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turn to grease top. Cover, let rise in a warm place until double in bulk about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Punch dough down, divide in half. Shape each half of dough into smooth round ball. Press each ball slightly to flatten into 6 inches. Place on greased baking sheet.
  • 5
    Cover, let rise again in a warm place till double in size. If desired gently brush with beaten egg.
  • 6
    Bake on the lowest rack position at 400 degrees about 25-30 minutes, or until done. Cool on wire racks. makes 2 loaves. Serve with plenty of butter and honey.