Light and Grainy Wheat, Rye, and Flax Seed Bread Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Light and Grainy Wheat, Rye, and Flax Seed Bread Recipe
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Light and Grainy Wheat, Rye, and Flax Seed Bread

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"Good for getting into whole wheat and grains, this bread is very light, rather chewy and moist, excellent for sandwiches, and easy to slice."

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Original recipe makes 2 - 9x5 inch loaves Change Servings
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  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 45 mins

Directions

  1. Pour boiling water over shredded wheat cereal in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the salt, molasses, and butter; let cool to about 100 degrees F (40 degrees C), about 15 minutes. Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. Sprinkle the yeast over the 1/2 cup of warm water in a small bowl. The water should be no more than 100 degrees F (40 degrees C). Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and begins to form a creamy foam.
  3. Stir the yeast mixture into the cooled cereal mixture. Beat in the whole wheat flour, rye flour, and flax seed. Beat in the all-purpose flour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic but not stiff, about 10 minutes.
  4. Lightly oil a large bowl, then place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a light cloth and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  5. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Use a knife to divide the dough into two equal pieces. Form the dough into 2 loaves, and place the loaves into the prepared pans. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped, about 50 minutes.
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Aug 11, 2009

This was a really good yet dense bread. I think mine was denser because i used spelt instead of white flour. It was bread thaat ate like a meal.

 
Jun 07, 2010

Not sure what went wrong, mommyjo - this bread turned out great. I used 4 Quaker Muffets for the cereal, and used 1 cup rye and 4 cups whole wheat flour. It baked up perfectly in 50 minutes. The loaves are dense but not overly dense and have a nice crust. Wonderful! I will make this again.

 

5 Ratings

Nov 20, 2009

I made this bread according to the recipe and it was so dense that the outside cooked but the inside didn't. It also didn't rise at all after I split it into the two pans, maybe this is why.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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