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Patricia's Whole Wheat Applesauce Bread

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“My mom made this when I was growing up and it's still my favorite bread. It's slightly sweet but does not taste of apples. It's perfect for sandwiches or (my favorite) just eating toasted with butter! This recipe makes four loaves, but if you cut it in half, you can do all your mixing by machine. Otherwise, everything can be done by machine until it's time to add the white flour.”
READY IN:
4hrs 35mins
SERVES:
48
YIELD:
4 loaves
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix applesauce, hot water, brown sugar, salt and oil in mixer bowl.
  2. Add wheat flour and mix long enough to incorporate ingredients. Let rest for 20 minutes.
  3. Soften yeast in lukewarm water. Add to wheat flour mixture and mix to incorporate.
  4. Add white flour, one cup at a time, mix by hand.
  5. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 minutes.
  6. Let dough ball rise in an oiled bowl covered with oiled plastic wrap in a warm place for about two hours.
  7. Punch down dough. Let rest ten minutes.
  8. Shape into 4 loaves (I use a food scale to get them the same size) and put into sprayed/greased loaf pans.
  9. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about one hour. Preheat oven to 350.Bake 30-40 minutes. Cover with foil for last ten minutes to prevent over-browning.

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