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Multi-Grain Bread Recipe

This Multi-Grain bread is a brown bread made with breakfast cereals.

Trivia: According to Wikipedia, brown bread refers to bread made with whole grains and sometimes containing dark colored ingredients, such as coffee or molasses.

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Multi-Grain Bread Recipe

This recipe makes three loaves.


2 1/2 cups of milk
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup Sunny Boy cereal or Red River Cereal
2 tablespoons of instant yeast
3 cups of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of molasses
1/2 cup of cooking oil
1/2 cup sunflower or sesame seeds (unsalted)
1 1/2 cups of water, lukewarm
2 teaspoons of salt
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
5 cups of flour


Scald the milk. That is, bubbles should form around the edges of the pan but it should not be boiling.

Pour the hot milk over the wheat germ and the cereal that you are using. Leave this to soak and cool until the mixture is slightly warm.

Place yeast in another bowl and add two cups of the whole wheat flour.

Mix in the cooled milk mixture, molasses, oil, seeds, warm water, salt and brown sugar.

Add in the rest of the whole wheat flour, beating. Add the all purpose flour, adding until you have a soft and sticky ball of dough.

Turn the dough of your multi-grain bread out onto a kneading surface that has been sprinkled with flour. Let it sit for five minutes then knead. Add more flour as you knead, but take care and do not add too much flour. The bran can absorb mixture suddenly and the dough will be too dry if you have added too much flour.

Shape the dough into three loaves. Grease three bread pans and place the loaves in the pans. Cover the dough and let rise for approximately three quarters of an hour. The loaves should rise to twice the original size.

Preheat your oven to 375°. Place loafs in oven and cook for twenty minutes, then lower the heat to 350°. Continue baking for another twenty to twenty-five minutes.

The multi-grain bread is a hearty addition to any meal.

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