Whole Wheat Toasting Bread Recipe

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105 degrees to 115 degrees)
  • 1 cup warm milk (110 to 115 degrees F)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  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.