Prep 2 hrs 40 mins
Cook 30 mins
Posted in reply to a message board request. Recipe is from the Fleischmann's Yeast Book. This recipe makes a very good whole wheat bran bread. Prep time includes the 2 hours of rising time.
- 1 cup water
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1 cup 100% all-bran cereal
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 6 tablespoons margarine or 6 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄3 cup dark molasses
- 1⁄2 cup warm water (105°-115°F)
- 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 1⁄2-3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- In a sauce pan combine 1 cup water and milk, bring to a boil.
- Stir in cereal, sugar, salt, margarine and molasses.
- Let cereal mixture cool until lukewarm.
- Measure 1/2 cup warm (105°-115°F) water into a large warm bowl.
- Sprinkle yeast into the warm water, stir until dissolved.
- Add the warm cereal mixture and whole wheat flour to the yeast; beat until smooth.
- Add enough white flour to make a stiff dough.
- Turn dough onto a lightly floured board, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes (dough should be slightly sticky).
- Place dough in a greased bowl, turning the dough to grease the top.
- Cover bowl, and place in a warm draft free place to rise until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour).
- Punch dough down.
- Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and divide dough in half.
- Roll each half into a 12 x 8-inch rectangle.
- Starting with the 8-inch side, roll the dough up like you would for a jelly roll.
- Place each rolled loaf into a greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2-inch loaf pan.
- Cover pans and let rise in a warm draft free place until doubled (about 1 hour).
- Bake in a preheated 400°F oven for about 30 minutes, or until done (loaves should sound hollow when lightly tapped).
- Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.