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    Classic Flax Bread

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    2 hrs 5 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    35 mins

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    Serves: 24



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    1. 1
      Set aside 1 cup flour.
    2. 2
      Mix remaining flour, flax seed, sugar, salt, and yeast in a large bowl.
    3. 3
      Heat water, milk, and oil until hot to the touch (about 125-130°F) but DO NOT BOIL.
    4. 4
      Stir milk mixture into dry mixture. Mix in enough reserved flour to make a soft dough that does not stick to the bowl.
    5. 5
      Turn out onto floured board and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
    6. 6
      Cover dough and let rest 10 minutes.
    7. 7
      Divide dough in 1/2 and shape into loaves.
    8. 8
      Place into 2 greased (8 ½ inch x 4 ½ inch) loaf pans.
    9. 9
      Cover and let rise in a warm place until dough has doubled in volume (about 40-50 minutes).
    10. 10
      Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 30-35 minutes.
    11. 11
      Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 16, 2012


      Excellent recipe! I have used it four times now. It is fantastic toasted as that brings out the flax flavor even more. My DH loves it.

      Twice I have substitutied 2 cups whole wheat flour instead of white and it's really good with that. I also have added a handful or two of whole flax seeds for extra texture. I have doubled the yeast the last couple of times now that helps it raise to a better size. My first loaves were a little smaller than I wanted.

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    • on October 30, 2009


      I just had a slice of this toasted with butter on it...mmm!Next time I make this I will use all whole wheat flour for added goodness.I used tradional yeast and put the dough through 2 rises.

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    • on August 12, 2014


      Good recipe, but be careful to heat the milk all the way to 180 degrees, or use powdered milk, if you want it to rise properly.

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    Nutritional Facts for Classic Flax Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (70 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 161.1
    Calories from Fat 25
    Total Fat 2.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 1.4 mg
    Sodium 201.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 4.6 g

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