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    Wheat Germ Bread

    Wheat Germ Bread. Photo by Calee

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 40 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins

    25 mins

    Calee's Note:

    My favorite wheat germ bread was no longer available I had to try to copy it, this is what I came up with. Its great toasted.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a small measuring cup add warm water, yeast and honey, stir well,set aside for 10 minutes until foamy.
    2. 2
      In a skillet toast wheat germ, on medium heat for 5-8 minutes, stirring constantly, cool.
    3. 3
      Either in a food processor or stand mixer add flour, whole wheat flour, cornmeal, salt and cooled wheat germ.
    4. 4
      Add olive oil and proofed yeast mix well. Mix until a smooth ball forms.
    5. 5
      Take out of mixer and knead on slightly floured board (4-5 minutes).
    6. 6
      Put dough in a large greased bowl and cover with a clean towel.
    7. 7
      Let rise in a warm place for 60 minutes until double in bulk.
    8. 8
      Punch down and form into loaf, placing in a well greased 9x5-inch loaf pan.
    9. 9
      Let rise for another 30-45 minutes.
    10. 10
      Bake at 375°F for 25 minutes.
    11. 11
      Take out of oven brush with butter, let cool on wire rack.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 30, 2010

      55

      The dough was firmly holding its shape when touched, so I added an extra 1/4 cup of water to increase the hydration. Other than that, this is a fantastic recipe. The flavor of the bread is incredible.

      The only other deviation I made was to do the initial rise in the refrigerator overnight after only a little bit of kneading. The next day, I took it out and let it warm up for 30 mins, then kneaded it in the stand mixer for 5 minutes or so before forming into loaves.

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    • on January 03, 2008

      55

      This reminded me of a light wheat bread that I used to get at a bakery. The toasted wheat germ really smelled great in the pan and adds a wonderful flavor. I let it rise for about 2 hrs in my bread machine (dough cycle) and baked in the oven. It went great with Cherry Tomato Pasta. Thanks Calee, for another great (with grains!) recipe. Roxygirl

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    • on April 29, 2007

      55

      Calee, Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe and your great instruction. I loved my loaf the minute it came out of the oven. It was almost to pretty to eat!! You were right about it being lovely toasted. I had a slight mishap with my junky food processor - it began to leak after I added the oil & yeast mixture- so I had to make another bit of honey/yeast up to blend in again. This I just eye balled until the dough looked right. I had thought I had ruined the whole thing, yet it worked out perfectly in the end. I will share this recipe of yours with anyone who claims to be intimidated by making their own bread.- THANK YOU!! ***** I would give this even more stars if I could...

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    Nutritional Facts for Wheat Germ Bread

    Serving Size: 1 (56 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 135.4
     
    Calories from Fat 16
    11%
    Total Fat 1.8 g
    2%
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    1%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 195.8 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 26.0 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    7%
    Sugars 2.2 g
    8%
    Protein 4.1 g
    8%

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