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Whole Wheat Toasting Bread

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe for whole wheat bread is one of my favorites. Try it topped with a fruit spread for a fast and flavorful breakfast."
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Ingredients

50 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add warm milk, sugar, shortening, egg, salt and 2 cups of flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours. Punch dough down. Divide into thirds; roll each into a 12-in. rope. Braid ropes; place in a greased 8-1/2-in. x 4-1/2-in. x 2-1/2-in. loaf pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25-30 minutes. Remove from pan and brush with melted butter. Cool on a wire rack.

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Most helpful positive review

I've tried this recipe two different ways and what a difference. The first time I made it, I made the dough in my bread machine and then finished it off as per the recipe directions. I substitut...

Most helpful critical review

NOT 50 MINUTES! read that you must wait 1 and a half hours and add that to the 50 minute total time Evelyn lists for the accurate total time.

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I've tried this recipe two different ways and what a difference. The first time I made it, I made the dough in my bread machine and then finished it off as per the recipe directions. I substitut...

This recipe was great! I have never been able to get a perfect, smooth, elastic dough with WW bread before, but I did with this recipe. I subbed real butter and raw honey for the shortening an...

This is a great recipe! I don't have a bread pan, so I roll it out into a french loaf style bread, and slit the top. I now have tried different flour substitutes, and it has worked really well. ...

I'd like to point out to some of the other reviewers that this recipe is titled "Toasting Bread." It should be dense. It shouldn't be soft. A bread that toasts well needs to be dense and not ...

This was the first bread I have ever made from scratch, so I was very excited when it came out looking so beautiful and golden...It had a perfect texture inside and out. Next time I am going to...

Turned out great! I subbed applesauce for the shortening and used a sugar substitute with no problems.

Good, very dense ww bread. I added vital wheat gluten to help it rise, and it still didn't rise that much on the second rise. but oh, well--I still enjoy the bread, and since it makes a small ...

Excellent basic recipe. I used honey in stead of sugar. Very easy and tasty!

First bread I ever made and it turned out great! Using quick-rise yeast cut the rising times in half. I used butter and liquid honey instead of shortening and sugar. This is not just "toasting b...