Shredded Cereal Bread

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Old recipe dating back to the 1930's. Lots of fiber and lots of flavor! If necessary, one tablespoon of active dry yeast can be substituted for the compressed fresh yeast in this recipe.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 - 9x5 inch loaves

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups boiling water

  • 3 large shredded wheat cereal biscuits

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons shortening

  • ½ cup molasses

  • 1 (0.6 ounce) cake compressed fresh yeast

  • ¼ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 8 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, pour the boiling water over the biscuits Stir in salt, shortening and molasses. Cool to lukewarm.

  2. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add this to the lukewarm biscuit mixture. Stir in the flour, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and supple, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 2 hours.

  3. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into three equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9x5 inch loaf pans. Brush tops of loaves with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, until bottom of loaves sound hollow when tapped.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
1g Fat
40g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Calcium 22mg 2%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 162mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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