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Hearty White Bread

After World War II, researchers at Cornell University developed a bread recipe that was relatively low in cost and high in protein value. Hearty White is an adaption.

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This recipe makes 1 loaf
Water1 cup1+1/4 cup
Vegetable Oil2 tsp1 TBSP
Egg, large11
Honey2 tsp1 TBSP
Bread Flour3 cups3+1/2 cups
Soy flour1/2 cup2/3 cup
Wheat germ1 TBSP4 tsp
Non-fat dry milk1/2 cup2/3 cup
Salt1 tsp1+1/2 tsp
Active Dry Yeast2+1/4 tsp1 TBSP
Bread Machine Method

Place room temperature ingredients in pan in order listed. Select BASIC setting and MEDIUM crust. Check dough consistency after 5 minutes of kneading. The dough should be in a soft, tacky ball. If it is dry and stiff, add water, 1/2 to 1 TBSP at a time. If it is too wet and sticky, add 1 TBSP of flour at a time. See our Bread Machine section for more helpful tips and information.  

Traditional Method

Using ingredient amounts listed for medium loaf, combine yeast, 1 cup bread flour, and other dry ingredients. Combine liquids and heat to 120°-130°F; add to flour mixture and beat 3 minutes on medium speed. Add egg; beat one minute longer. By hand, stir in enough remaining bread flour to make a firm dough. Knead on floured surface 5 to 7 minutes until smooth and elastic. Place in lightly greased bowl. Cover; let rise until dough tests ripe.


Shaping, Rising and Baking

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; punch down to remove air bubbles. Roll or pat into a 14 x 7- inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll. Pinch edges and taper ends to seal. Place in a greased 9 x 5- inch loaf pan. Cover; let rise until indentation remains after touching. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from pan; cool before slicing.


You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) yeast for Active Dry Yeast. Traditional methods- replace 1:1. Expect your dough to rise faster; always let your dough rise until ‘ripe’. Bread Machines- use 1/2 tsp Instant yeast (or 3/4 tsp Active Dry yeast) per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information.


Here's a crazy question:

Here's a crazy question: Where can I get that beautiful bread slicer? Can't find that one anywhere!

I agree, the bread slicer is

I agree, the bread slicer is quite beautiful! Unfortunately this photo was taken many years ago and I do not have the source of the bread slicer.  Try googling 'wooden bread slicer guide', you may have some luck finding a source online.

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