Total Time
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 0 mins

This recipe brings back fond memories of growing up. I used to babysit for the lady that gave my mom this recipe. It is the first "regular" bread I made that turned out!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix yeast, sugar and 1/2 cup water. Leave 10 minutes.
  2. In large bowl mix egg, 1/2 cup sugar, salt and melted butter. Stir. Add yeast mixture and 2 cups warm/hot water and stir.
  3. Add 4 cups whole wheat flour and 4 cups white flour (3 at first).
  4. Knead for 10 minutes. Make sure dough is soft - but not sticky. If it is sticky - add more flour - a little at a time.
  5. Put dough in greased bowl and let rise for about an hour.
  6. Punch dough down. Knead for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Cut and form into loaves. Grease pans really good.
  8. Cover and let rise until double. About 30-40 minutes.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes. If desired, butter tops.


Most Helpful

This bread is really good. I am actually eating a piece as I type. I ran out of regular sugar and had to add about 1/4 cup confectioners sugar along with some baking soda. Thanks for posting...I am going to be making this bread a lot.

mittens #1 October 16, 2008

Family loved it thanks so much for posting this! This bread worked well for toast and sandwiches which is exactly what I was looking for. I'm making more today (it didn't last long).

ThinkGreenandGrowUrMind September 07, 2011

this bread is not only beautiful--it's delicious!! i've never had success with wheat bread as it was always heavy and dense---this is PERFECT!! maybe i'll be a little adventurous aftera a few more times to add some other ingredients--but there REALLY is no need to change anything!

maria p. January 31, 2011

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