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Recipe: Dee’s Flax Bread
1/2 cup warm water1 teaspoon granulated sugar2 tablespoons active yeast3 1/2 cups water, warmed1/4 cup honey1/4 cup molasses1/2 cup vegetable oil2 large eggs2 tablespoons lemon juice1 cup flax seed4 teaspoons salt7 cups whole wheat flour4 cups white bread flour
Proof yeast. In a large mixing bowl addsecond amount of warm water, honey,molasses, oil, eggs and lemon juice.Mix well. Add yeast mixture and stir,gradually add 5 cups whole wheat flour, beating well after each addition. Add the flax, stir well.Let stand for 20 minutes, until mixtureis very light.
Stir in salt and the rest of the floursuntil dough pulls away from the sidesof the bowl. Knead 10 to 15 minutesuntil dough is smooth and elastic.Put into a greased bowl and cover, let risein the oven with light on until doubled,about 1 hour.
Punch down and shape into 6 round balls.Cover and let rest for 20 minutes.
Form into loaves and let rise coveredin oven until doubled.
Bake at 375°F (190°C) 25 to 35minutes.
Makes 6 loaves.
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