Monday, August 31, 2009

Shredded Wheat Yeast Bread

This is a nice brown bread which is particularly good when toasted for breakfast. This recipe comes from

2 - 3/4 cups boiling water
3 shredded wheat biscuits
1/2 cup molasses (may substitute honey or maple syrup)
2 tablespoons shortening
1 rounded teaspoon salt
1 tbl. dry yeast dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water
8 cups flour

Pour boiling water over the shredded wheat biscuits; add molasses, shortening, salt, and dissolved yeast. Beat well. Then sift and add 8 cups flour. If you have a stand mixer with a dough hook use it, but be sure you only add flour a cup at a time. Dough will be sticky.

Turn out onto a floured board and knead lightly. Let rise until doubled.

Place in 2 large or 3 medium well-greased bread pans. Let dough rise until double again.

Bake in 375 degree oven, 35-45 minutes or until it sounds hollow when you tap on the bottom.

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