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Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread


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I can't believe how productive I'm being today.

Here is the recipe for the whole wheat bread I just took out of the oven....

Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread
From King Arthur Flour

1 ½ cups + 2 T. lukewarm water
2 T. butter or veg. oil
1 ½ t. salt
2 T. sugar
½ c. nonfat dry milk
3 ½ c. whole wheat flour
2 t. instant yeast

Combine all of the ingredients and mix well by hand, mixer or bread machine until you have a fairly stiff dough.
Place it in a lightly greased bowl, cover the bowl and allow it to rise for 60 to 90 minutes- until it has expanded quite a bit. It won’t have doubled in size, but should at least feel puffy when you squeeze it.

Lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan. Gently shape the dough into a smooth log; there’s no need to punch it down, just stretch and round it to fit into the pan. Place it into the pan, smooth side up, cover the pan and allow loaf to rise for about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Bake the bread for 35 to 40 minutes, until the center registers 190 degrees on a thermometer.

Remove from oven and turn it out of pan onto a rack. Allow the bread to cool completely before slicing.

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