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BASIC WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

Basic Whole Wheat BreadThis basic whole wheat bread is so good and I think it’s easy to make.  You can do all kinds of things with this recipe.  You can add different spices and seeds to the dough, sprinkle on different toppings or just go with the basic bread. The bread makes great toast, is great for sandwiches and we like it for French toast, too.

2 packages active dry yeast (1/4 ounce each)
2 cups warm water
1/2 cup cooking oil (I use Canola)
3/4 cup sugar or 1/2 cup honey
2 eggs
3 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
 
In a large mixing bowl dissolve the 2 packages yeast in the warm water;  add the cooking oil, sugar or honey and eggs and mix well with a spoon.  In another large bowl mix together the whole wheat flour, white flour and salt with a whisk.  Start adding the flour to the yeast,  mixing with a spoon,  until all the flour is added except about 3/4 cup.  (The dough should be stiff enough to turn out onto a floured surface) Spread the last of the flour on kneading board and turn the dough out and knead until all the flour is worked into the dough.  Grease a bowl with oil, place dough in bowl turning one time so both sides will be coated.  Let rise 2 1/2 hours.  Punch down and divide in half.  Put dough in two 9 x 5 greased loaf pans, turning once to grease both sides and let rise another 2 hours.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes.  Let cool 10 minutes. Remove from bread pans.  Makes 2 loaves.  Enjoy!
 
Note:  I just cover my pans with a dish towel and set on my kitchen table to rise.  The loaf pans will not be full all the way to the top. I took pictures of the loaf pans before and after rising and they are posted below.
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