Recipe by PCrocker
This bread is great for sandwiches and for toasting.
Top Review by PaulaG
This definitely lives up to its name. It is soft, well textured and full of flavor. I cut the recipe back to make 1 loaf and spread about 1 teaspoon melted butter over the top after removing from the oven. This is sure to become a regular around our house.
- 4 1⁄2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 cup all-bran cereal
- 1 cup oats
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup powdered milk
- 1⁄4 cup instant potato flakes
- 2 tablespoons yeast
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 6 -8 cups bread flour, approx
Directions See How It's Made
- In large mixing bowl, combine all-bran cereal, oats, whole wheat flour, dry milk powder, potato flakes, yeast, salt, and 2 cups bread flour; set aside.
- In microwave, heat water, honey and butter to 110 to 120 degrees.
- Add water mixture to flour mixture and beat on medium speed with mixer for 2 minutes.
- Gradually add enough flour for the mixture to form a stiff dough.
- Turn dough out onto floured board and knead about 10 minutes, adding flour as needed (I use my KitchenAid mixer with a dough hook).
- Be careful not to add too much flour or the bread will be heavy.
- Place the kneaded dough in a large oiled bowl and turn dough over to coat with the oil.
- Cover the dough with a large cloth and set aside in warm place to rise until it is doubled in size.
- Punch dough down and turn out onto floured board.
- Divide into 5 portions, shape each into loaves, and place in greased 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch non-stick loaf pans (the dark pans brown the bread better than the shiny pans).
- Cover pans with a cloth and let rise until doubled.
- Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 25 to 30 minutes.
- Remove bread from pans immediately and let cool on rack.
- Brush tops of loaves with butter.