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Yogurt Wheat Bread

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + rising Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Makes

1 loaf (16 slices)

“I love this whole-grain bread because it makes a pretty loaf with a great texture," says Carol Forcum of Marion, Illinois. "It's not at all heavy…in spite of the whole-wheat flour and wheat germ.”

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2/3 to 2 cups bread flour

Directions

  1. Let yogurt stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the whole wheat flour, wheat germ, sugar, oil, salt and yogurt. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough bread flour to form a firm dough.
  2. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a bowl coated with cooking spray, turning once to coat the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; shape into a loaf. Place in a 9x5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 40 minutes.
  4. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.

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