Honey Wheat Germ Bread
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Serves: 3 loaves
 
Ingredients
  • 2 pkgs active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (105°-115°F)
  • 2 cups very warm water (120°-130°F)
  • ½ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • ½ cup instant potato flakes
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup plain wheat germ
  • ½ cup SACO Cultured Buttermilk Blend
  • 6½ cups all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle yeast over 1 cup warm water in large mixing bowl.
  2. Stir until yeast dissolves.
  3. In medium mixing bowl combine 2 cups very warm water with butter, honey and salt.
  4. Stir until butter is melted.
  5. Stir in potato flakes.
  6. Combine with yeast mixture in large bowl.
  7. Stir in baking soda, wheat germ, Buttermilk Blend and 3 cups flour until smooth.
  8. Beat in enough additional flour to make a soft dough.
  9. Turn out onto lightly-floured surface.
  10. Knead until smooth and elastic (8 to 10 minutes).
  11. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease all sides.
  12. Cover; let rise in warm place, free from drafts, until double (about 1 to 1½ hours).
  13. Punch down.
  14. Turn out onto lightly-floured surface.
  15. Knead a few times.
  16. Allow to rest, covered with inverted bowl, 10 minutes.
  17. Divide dough into thirds and shape into loaves.
  18. Place each loaf in a greased 8-inch pan.
  19. Let rise 30 minutes or until double.
  20. Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 45 minutes, or until loaves sound hollow when tapped.
  21. Loosely cover tops with aluminum foil if tops are browning too fast.
  22. Remove from pans to racks; cool completely.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 100 Fat: 2g Saturated fat: 1g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 17g Sugar: 2g Sodium: 180mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 3g Cholesterol: 6mg
Recipe by SacoFoods at http://www.sacofoods.com/honey-wheat-germ-bread/