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Molasses Flax Bread

Molasses Flax BreadFlax meal can either be purchased from a health food store or you can make your own by grinding flax seeds in a coffee grinder. Grind only what you will use because it goes rancid quickly.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons yeast
1 1/4 cups water
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup flax meal
3 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups all purpose flour

Cooking Directions:

  1. Sprinkle yeast over warm water and sugar and let stand in warm place for 10 minutes or until yeast is dissolved. When dissolved stir in buttermilk, canola oil, molasses, syrup, salt and flax meal. Add 3 cups of whole wheat flour and 2 cups of white flour to form sticky dough.
  2. Knead for 8 to 10 minutes while working in remaining 1 cup flour. Put in oiled bowl, turn to oil top and let rise until double in size. Punch down, divide in half and either shape into round loaves on baking sheets or put in 2 (5x9-inch) loaf pans. Let rise again.
  3. Bake at 375°F to 400°F (190°C to 200°C) for 30 minutes.
  4. Mix a mixture of 1 tablespoon melted margarine and 1 tablespoon maple syrup and brush baked loaves. Dust with corn meal.

Makes 16 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): Calories 202; Fat 3g; Saturated Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0.5mg; Sodium 308mg; Carbohydrates 39g; Fiber 4g; Protein 7g.

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