Sunflower Seed & Honey Wheat Bread


Sunflower Seed & Honey Wheat Bread
Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 3 loaves
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  • 2 pkg. (1/4 oz. each) active dry yeast
  • 3¼ cups warm water (110-115 degress)
  • ¼ cup bread flour
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 6½ to 7½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup Sunflower kernels
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
  2. Add the bread flour, oil, honey, salt and 4 cups whole wheat flour. Beat until smooth.
  3. Stir in sunflower kernels and enough remaining flour to form a firm dough.
  4. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  6. Punch dough down; divide three portions. Shape into loaves; place in three greased 8 in. x 4 in. loaf pans.
  7. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Brush with melted butter. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.

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