Prep 3 hrs
Cook 0 mins
I can't remember where I got this recipe. I have made it since the 1980's. This is a good for you kind of bread.
- 2 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup maple syrup or 2⁄3 cup honey
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tablespoons dry yeast
- 1⁄2 cup warm water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon honey
- 4 cups unbleached bread flour
- 1⁄2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1⁄4 cup wheat germ
- 1⁄4 cup bran flakes
- 1⁄2 cup rye flour
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- In saucepan, scald milk. Add butter, salt, maple syrup and molasses. Stir to mix. Cool to room temperature.
- In large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and 1/2 tsp honey.
- When frothy, add the milk mixture and 4 cups white flour. Beat 2 min with mixer or 200 strokes by hand.
- Mix in the sunflower seeds, wheat germ, bran flakes.
- Add the rye flour. Gradually add the whole wheat flour until the dough clings together and leaves the the sides of the bowl.
- Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic -- adding more flour as needed.
- Set to rest in a greased bowl -- cover with damp towel and let rise until doubled.
- Punch down -- to press out air bubbles.
- Cut into 3 equal pieces and cover with towel and let rest 10 minutes.
- Shape into loaves and place in greased pans.
- Brush tops with melted butter and cover with towel and let rise again until almost doubled.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes.