Auntie Em Bread


Auntie Em Bread

Mix dry ingredients:

  • 3 3/4 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 4 2/3 cups white flour
  • 1 3/4 cups regular oatmeal (not instant)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted sunflower nuts
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 2 Tablespoons PLUS 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Mix well.

Add:

  • 3 cups water (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 eggs

Mix well for several minutes. Then add 4 Tablespoons of melted margarine or butter. Mix this in for a minute or until it is somewhat incorporated in the dough. Turn the bread out on the counter and knead it until it passes the stretchy windowpane test http://www.thekitchn.com/bakers-techniques-how-to-do-th-70784 Let dough rise in a well-greased bowl. Punch down and let it rest for 20 more minutes. Shape into large loaf or smaller loaves. Let rise until doubled in size. Bake at 325 degrees until lightly brown. Time will vary depending the size of the loaf.

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