Honey Wheat Bread

Recipe by Theresa P
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READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
YIELD: 2 loaves
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat 1 cup water, cottage cheese, 3 teaspoons salt and honey until hot (not boiling).
  • Add shortening.
  • Let cool until just warm to the touch and stir in 1 beaten egg.
  • While cottage cheese mixture is cooling, add 2 packages yeast to 1/2 cup warm water mixed with 2 teaspoons sugar.
  • Stir until yeast is dissolved and let sit 10 minutes for yeast to rise.
  • Mix 2 cups whole wheat flour into cottage cheese, salt, honey, egg mixture.
  • Add dissolved yeast and stir well.
  • Mix 4 1/2 to 5 cups all purpose flour to make a stiff dough.
  • Knead until smooth and elastic.
  • Put in a large greased bowl and let rise until double.
  • Punch down dough and shape into 2 loaves.
  • Let rise again until double.
  • Then bake at 350°F for 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove loaves from oven and let cool.
  • Brush warm loaves with a mixture of honey and butter for a soft crust.
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