Monday, September 15, 2008

Irene's Health Bread

First rising:
3 C water ( potato or plain)
1 C plain yogurt
1 C lukewarm water
3/4 C olive oil
3/4 C honey
1/2 c molasses
4 1/2 tsp. yeast
4 C all purpose flour
Mix all above ingredients, set aside covered until the mix begins to bubble and rise. I let it sit for 12 hours.

Second risiing:
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 eggs, beaten
3 T salt
1 C oatmeal
1 C wheat germ
10 C all purpose flour
Turn onto well floured surface and knead until the dough holds together . Knead for approx. 15 minutes, using as little four as possible. Let rise until double in bullk.
Third rising:
Seperate into 4 equal pieces and place in 4 greased bread pans. Let rise until double in bulk. Bake in a 400 dgree F oven for 5-8 minutes and decrease temperature to 325 degrees f and bake for 20-30 minutes until bottom is browmn and gives a hollow sound when thumped. Take out of tins and place on racks to cool immediately. after baking. For a soft crust brush with butter while hot.

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