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Wheat Germ Bread

Wheat Germ Bread
Wheat germ gives a subtle nuttiness, and molasses adds a real depth of flavor to this hearty bread.
Yield 1 loaf
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Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups bread flour, divided
  • 2 (0.25oz each) packages (14g) or 4 1/2 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup warm water (120-130°F)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  • In a stand mixer bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, wheat germ and salt; mix well using a paddle attachment. Add water, molasses, shortening, and egg. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Gradually stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter.
    (NOTE: For hand mixing: following above steps, mix ingredients in large mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or dough whisk.)
  • Cover; let rise until light and doubled, about 1 hour.
  • Stir down batter. Spoon into greased 9×5-inch loaf pan or 2-quart casserole dish. Cover; let rise in warm place until light, about 45 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until deep golden brown. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack.

Notes

Photo by  Stephie Cooks.

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