YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: Dark / Wheat Bread, contributed by grannyof8

Recipe Title: Dark / Wheat Bread

Contributed by: grannyof8

Additional Credits for Recipe
My own stand-by recipe that I have used for years and same recipe that my mother used. (got recipe from her)

Note from the Diva


List of Ingredients
4 1/2 cups lukewarm water
6 Tbsp. sugar
2 tbsp. salt
2 pkgs. yeast
4 Tbsp. lard ( I now use Crisco)
3 cups Whole Wheat Flour
white flour

Preparation
Instructions:
Take 1 cup water and dissolve yeast along with 1 T. sugar.
Put remaining water in large mixing bowl
Stir in sugar and salt
Stir in yeast and lard (Crisco)
Stir in flour as much as you can
Knead the rest in
Place in greased bowl, cover and place in warm place
Rise for 2 hours
Punch down and raise for another 30 min.
Form into loaves and placed in greased pans.
Cover, let rise for 1 hour
Bake in preheated 350 deg. oven for 35-40 minutes or until brown and sounds hollow when tapped on it.
Remove from pans and Cool on wire racks

Cooking Time & Temperature
350 degrees F for 35-40 min

Cookbook Category
Bread-Yeast

General Cooking/Prep Method
Bake

Extra Features of Recipe
Difficulty Level-Moderate

Tested & Approved Recipe
Yes!

Posted by A_Rare_Rose on Feb 7, 2012 6:25 PM CST:
This bread is delicious. For a wheat bread, it was incredibly light and airy. The recipe gave us three loaves. The bread holds up incredibly well. Our new favorite homrmade bread!

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