Whole Grain Sandwich Bread

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 151.2
  • Total Fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 8.2 mg
  • Sodium: 304.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

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Inspired from Cooks Illustrated recipe in March-April 2011 issue. Inspired from Cooks Illustrated recipe in March-April 2011 issue.
Number of Servings: 24



    2 cups (11 ounces) bread flour
    1 cup (8 ounces) warm water (100-110 degrees)
    1/2 tsp instant yeast


    2 cups whole hard winter wheat
    1 cup whole soft spring wheat
    1/2 cup whole oat flour
    2 cups skim milk


    1/4 cup honey
    4 tsps. table salt
    6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    2 tablespoons olive oil (not extra-virgin)


The night before prepare the biga and the soaker. Mix the biga ingredients, cover and let sit on the counter overnight.
In a separate bowl, mix the soaker ingredients, cover and refrigerate overnight.

The next day add the biga and the soaker to mixer with dough hook. Add the remaining dough ingredients. Mix on low for 2 minutes until combined. Increase to medium speed to knead the dough for 8 - 10 minutes.
Remove from mixer and hand knead for 2 minutes. Place in a lightly greased bowl and let rise for 45 minutes.
Punch down and fold dough over itself 8 times. Let rise 45 minutes.
Separate dough into 2 portions forming each into a rectangle and rolling into a loaf shape to fit into a lightly greased loaf pan.
Let rise in pan 60 - 90 minutes.
Heat oven to 400. In the lower rack, place a pan and put a couple cups of boiling water to make a humid baking atmosphere. When oven comes up to temp, lower the heat to 350 and bake loaves for 40 - 50 minutes (internal temp of 200) rotating pans half way through.
Remove from oven and let rest in pan for 5 minutes.
Remove bread from pans and let come to room temp on a rack.

Serving Size: 24 slices

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HELWYNN.

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