*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                              Mennonite Bread
 Recipe By     : Mennonite Central Committee adapted by Ellen Smith
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ellen’s                          Yeast
                 Yeast, Non-Sweet
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      packages      active dry yeast
    2      cups          water -- 105-115 degrees
    2      cups          buttermilk
      1/4  cup           vegetable oil
      1/2  cup           honey
      1/4  cup           wheat germ
    1      cup           rye flour
    4      cups          whole wheat flour
                         bread flour
 In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast in 1 cup of the warm water. Let
 stand 5 mins. until yeast foams. Stir in the salt, oil, honey, remaining
 water, and buttermilk. Mix in the rye flour, wheat germ, and whole wheat
 flour; beat well. Add bread flour, 1 cup at a time, beating well until stiff
 dough forms. Turn dough out onto lightly floured board and knead until smooth
 and elastic, about 10 mins., adding additional bread flour as needed. Wash
 bowl, grease it, and add dough to bowl. Turn over to grease top of dough.
 Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled. Grease four 81/2 bread
 pans. punch dough down. Divide into 4 parts. Shape each into a loaf and place
 in pans. Cover loosely.  Let rise until about doubled. Bake in preheated 375
 degree oven for approx. 40 mins.
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