Alan Thicke's Irish Freckle Bread

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READY IN: 2hrs 35mins
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, combine together 1 cup of the whole-wheat flour, 1 cup of the white flour, the sugar, the undissolved yeast and the salt.
  • Heat butter and water together until very warm (125F to 130F); gradually stir the warm liquids into the dry ingredients.
  • Then stir in eggs, mashed potatoes, dates and the additional flours to make a soft dough; add a few more tbsp of the white flour if need be.
  • Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Cover and let rest on a floured surface for 10 minutes.
  • Divide dough into 4 equal pieces; shape into 4 slender loaves-- about 8-1/2 inches long.
  • Set 2 loaves side-by-side in each of 2 well-greased 8-1/2-by-4-1/2-inch loaf pans.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes or until done.
  • Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.
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