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wheat germ bread

Rosemary Grimm <bf940@lafn.org>
Sun, 2 Aug 98 12:46:34 PDT
Dear Nancy,

Adding wheat germ will not give you whole wheat bread. You will
have white bread with wheat germ. Wheat germ will add a buttery
flavor to the bread.

Here's a good recipe for an easy bread with wheat germ:

1 cup oatmeal
1 cup wheat germ
6 cups flour
1 Tbsp salt
1/2 tsp yeast
about 3 cups tepid water

An hour before bedtime, grind oats into flour in a blender, 
food processor or spice(coffee) grinder.

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the water to make the 
dough. Knead it until smooth and elastic. Put it back in the 
unwashed bowl. Cover with a damp towel (or oiled plastic wrap, 
if you must.)

The next morning, punch down the dough. Shape into two loaves 
and put in oiled or buttered pans. Cover with a floured towel 
(or oiled or buttered plastic wrap, if you must.) Leave at room

When you come home from work, put the pans in the oven and turn
it on to 400F. Bake about 45-50 minutes. (about 40 minutes in a
preheated oven, but why preheat?) Test for doneness by thumping 
on the bottom; it should sound hollow. Or test with an instant 
read thermometer for 200F. If not done return to oven (no need 
to put back in pans) and recheck in 5 minutes.

This is a wonderful, high light and delicious bread, excellent 
toasted; it's more nutritious than white alone, but it's not 
whole wheat. For more advice and recipes for whole grain (and 
white) breads, visit my web site.

Rosemary Grimm
The Blue Ribbon Bakery

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