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Honey Wheat Kansas Bread
Chef:  Pat Habiger - Spearville, KS          Category:  Breads

2 cups lukewarm water
3 cups bread flour, or all-purpose flour
2 packages dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 cup cooking oats
1/3 cup instant non-fat dry milk
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup sunflower nuts, unsalted

Directions: In large mixing bowl combine water, flour, yeast and sugar. Beat with electric mixer on low speed for 3 minutes, cover and let dough rise until double, about 30 minutes. The mixture will become spongy. Stir in whole-wheat flour, wheat germ, oats, dry milk, margarine, honey and salt. Mix well. Stir in sunflower nuts, then with a spoon mix in as much of the remaining flour as possible. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead in enough flour to make a moderately stiff dough. Shape into a ball, place in greased bowl, turn once. Cover, let rest for 10 minutes. Shape into loaves. Place in 2 greased 8X4X2 inch loaf pans. Cover, let rise in warm place until almost double, about 30 minutes. Bake loaves in 375°F oven for 35 minutes or until bread is golden brown.

Notes: This hearty whole-wheat honey bread is great right from the oven, covered with butter. It's great toasted too!