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Honey Whole Wheat Bread
1 cup milk
1/2 cup honey
1 cup water
3 Tablespoons butter flavored shortening
3 1/2 cups unbleached flour -- up to 4 cups
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 Tablespoon salt
2 packages dry yeast
1 egg

Combine in saucepan milk, honey, water & shortening. Heat until warm. Set aside to cool. Mix together in large bowl flour, salt & yeast. Add cooled milk mixture to dry ingredients in large bowl. Add egg. Beat on low speed until moist. Beat on medium for 3 minutes. Turn out onto floured board & knead until smooth & elastic. Place in greased bowl turning greased side up & loosely cover with plastic wrap & a damp towel. Rinse until double. Punch down dough, nead again. Let rise in greased bowl as above. After the last rising, split dough in half & place in greased bread pans. Let rise until double. Bake about 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove from loaf pans & brush tops with melted butter. If tops are browning too quickly during baking, brush with melted butter often.

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