No Knead, No Shortening Wheat Bread

No Knead, No Shortening Wheat Bread Recipe

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JoEllen Fortenberry Ford


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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2 loaves
15 Min
35 Min


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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

How to Make No Knead, No Shortening Wheat Bread


  • 1Mix honey and 1 cup of warm water in large mixing cup. Add yeast and let stand 30 minuites.
  • 2Mix whole wheat flour, wheat germ (can substitute 1/2 cup more flour) and two teaspoons salt. Mix well.
  • 3Mix 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.
  • 4Stir 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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About No Knead, No Shortening Wheat Bread

Course/Dish: Sweet Breads
Hashtag: #yeast

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