Whole Grain Loaf Recipe

Whole Grain Loaf Recipe

Ingredients

1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast

1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)

1/2 cup 2% cottage cheese

1/4 cup honey

2 tablespoons canola oil

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg

2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup rye flour

1/4 cup quick-cooking oats

1/4 cup toasted wheat germ

Cornmeal

1 egg white

2 tablespoons cold water

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

How to make it

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the cottage cheese, honey, oil, salt, egg and 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour; beat until smooth. Stir in whole wheat and rye flours, oats, wheat germ and enough remaining all-purpose flour to make a soft dough.

Tun onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 75 minutes.

Punch dough down; let rest for 10 minutes. Shape into a ball. Place on a greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Beat egg white and cold water; brush over dough. sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to cool on a wire rack.
Yield: 1 loaf (16 slices).