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1 package yeast (1 tbsp.)
1/2 cup lukewarm water (105°F-115°F)
3-1/4 cups whole wheat flour (approximately)
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. honey
1/2 cup milk, scalded & cooled to lukewarm (or 1/2 cup lukewarm water)
2 tbsp. oil
Sprinkle yeast over 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Let stand 8 to 10 minutes. Then stir to dissolve.
Steel Knife: Place 3 cups of flour, salt and honey in processor bowl. Process 5 or 6 seconds. Add dissolved yeast through feed tube while machine is running. Process about 10 seconds. Combine milk, oil and eggs in a measuring cup. Add through feed tube while machine is running. Batter will be very sticky. Dump in the reserved 1/4 cup flour as the machine begins to slow down. Process until well mixed, about 30 seconds. Batter will NOT form a ball on the blades.
Empty onto a well-floured board or counter. Flour surface of dough to make it manageable for kneading. Knead about 2 minutes, adding flour as necessary to prevent dough from sticking.
Place in a greased bowl and turn dough over so that all surfaces are greased. Cover and let rise until double in bulk. Punch down. Roll dough on a lightly floured board into a 9"x12" rectangle. Roll up, jelly-roll style, from the shorter side. Seal ends by pressing down with the edge of your hand. Place seam-side down in a greased 9"x5" loaf pan. Cover and let rise until double. Bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool.
May be frozen. May also be shaped into rolls. Baking time will be about 20 minutes for 12 rolls.
Poster's Notes: Here is an excellent whole wheat bread that is easy to make in the processor. You need a processor with a heavy-duty motor (e.g. Cuisinart) as the dough is heavy and sticky. You can adapt the recipe for your bread machine, adding the ingredients in the order suggested in your bread machine. I would bake it in the regular oven to reach maximum lightness. You could use 1 egg plus 2 egg whites, and substitute skim milk or soy milk. Enjoy in good health!
Posted by Norene Gilletz
Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A