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Grain Bread

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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  • Portion size 3 loaves, each 12 slices


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupliquid honey
  • 4-1/2 cups 4-1/2cupshot water
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspactive dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupvegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupfancy molasses
  • 2-1/2 tsp 2-1/2tspsalt
  • 6-1/2 cups 6-1/2cupsall-purpose flour, (approx)
  • 5 cups 5cupswhole wheat flour
  • 1 cup 1cupbran
  • 1 cup 1cupwheat germ
  • 1 cup 1cupcracked wheat
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupflax seedflax seeds
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupsesame seeds
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In small bowl, mix honey with 1 cup (250 mL) of the hot water. Sprinkle yeast on top; let stand for 15 minutes. In separate bowl, stir together remaining water, oil, molasses and salt. Let cool for 15 minutes. Mix in yeast mixture.

In large bowl, combine 5 cups (1.25 L) of the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, bran, wheat germ, cracked wheat, flax seed and sesame seeds; stir into yeast mixture, adding more all-purpose flour if necessary to form sticky dough. Knead for 20 minutes, kneading in more flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease all over. Cover and let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in bulk, about 1-1/2 hours.

Punch down dough; turn out onto lightly floured surface. Knead into ball. Divide into 3 discs. Dust with flour and shape into loaves. Place in 3 greased 8- x 4-inch (1.5 L) loaf pans. Cover and let rise until 1 inch (2.5 cm) above top of pans, about 1 hour. Place in centre of cold oven. Turn oven to 350°F (180°C); bake for 35 to 50 minutes or until golden and loaves sound hollow when tapped on bottom. Remove from pans; let cool on racks. (Can be wrapped in plastic wrap and frozen in airtight container for up to 2 months.)


Nutritional Information Per slice: about

cal 225 pro 7g total fat 5g sat. fat 1g
carb 40g fibre 5g chol 0mg sodium 164mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 17 folate 19
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