Whole Wheat Bread


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Whole Wheat Bread

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    Servings and Ingredients

    2 c. plus 2/3 cup. warm water
    2 packet(s) dry yeast
    1 tsp. plus 1/2 cup brown sugar
    2 tbsp. shortening, softened
    1 tsp. salt
    2 c. whole wheat flour
    4 c. white flour


    1. In a small bowl, mix 2/3 cup warm water and yeast. Add 1 teaspoon brown sugar. Let stand until it bubbles and rises.
    2. In a large bowl, mix 2 cups warm water, shortening, 1/2 cup brown sugar, salt, whole wheat flour and 2 cups white flour forming a soft sponge dough.
    3. Cover. Let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes. Add 2 more cups white flour. Knead until smooth and elastic.
    4. Place in a greased bowl. Cover. Let rise until doubled in size.
    5. Form into 2 loaves. Cover and let rise until doubled in size.
    6. Bake at 350 degrees about 50 minutes.