Prep 2 hrs
Cook 40 mins
A nice blend of the whole wheat and white flour makes a nice soft bread.
- 5 cups flour
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages dry yeast
- 2 3⁄4 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- Mix 3 1/2 cup flour and yeast.
- Heat water, brown sugar, shortening, and salt until warm (115-120 degrees) stirring to melt shortening.
- Add to dry mix in bowl.
- Beat 1/2 minute on low; 3 minutes on high.
- Stir in whole wheat flour and enough other flour to make moderately stiff dough.
- Knead until smooth and elastic (10-12 minutes) Place in large greased bowl, turn.
- Cover, let rise until double (1 hour).
- Punch down, divide in 1/2, cover; let rest 10 minutes.
- Shape into loaves and place in 2 greased 9x5 loaf pans.
- Cover, let rise until double (45 minutes).
- Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes.