*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            COUNTRY HEARTH BREAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       pk           Active dry yeast
    1       c            Warm water (105-115'F.)
    2       tb           Light (unsulfured) molasses
    1       tb           Melted butter or vegetable
                         -oil
    1       t            Salt
      1/4   c            Nonfat dry milk
    2       tb           Wheat germ
    2 1/2   c            Whole wheat flour
                         Milk to brush over top
                         Rolled oats to sprinkle over
                         -top
 
   In large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water;
   add molasses and let rest 5 minutes until yeast foams.
   Stir in butter, salt, dry milk, wheat germ and half
   the flour. Add remaining flour slowly to keep dough
   smooth. Let rest 15 minutes. Turn dough out onto
   lightly floured board and knead for 5 minutes until
   smooth and elastic. Wash bowl, grease it; add dough to
   bowl, turn over to grease top, cover, and let rise
   until doubled, about 1 hour. Cover a baking sheet with
   parchment or lightly grease it. Punch dough down and
   shape into a ball. Place ball on prepared sheet and
   roll or pat into a circle about 8 in diameter. Let
   rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
   Brush top of loaf with milk and sprinkle generously
   with oats. Preheat oven to 375'F. Bake for 25-30
   minutes, or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
   Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
   
   Makes 1 loaf; serves 12.
  
 
 
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