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Mrs. Fledderjohann’s Whole Wheat Bread

June 23, 2012

This is a great recipe for whole wheat sandwich bread. The method is a little different than most of the other recipes I’ve seen, but it always turns out great. If it’s not rising, put it somewhere a little warmer. You can use the dough to make rolls too if you want. I usually make two loaves and freeze one of them until I’m finished eating the first one.


1 pkg. dry yeast

2 c. warm water

2 tbsp. sugar

Mix in large stainless steel bowl.  Let sit for 10 min.  Once bubbly, add 2 tsp. salt, 4 c. regular flour.

In a saucepan, add ½ c. water, ½ c. brown sugar, 3 tbsp. vegetable oil.  Heat without boiling.  Let cool until lukewarm.  Add 4 c. whole wheat flour.  Add to mixture in bowl.  Beat until smooth with a wooden spoon/hands.  Turn onto lightly floured surface.  Kneed for 8-10 min.  Spray bowl with cooking spray and put dough in and turn.  Cover.  Let rise about 1 hour. (Inside the oven with the light on is a good place to let it rise.)  Punch down.  Divide in 2.  Let each ball rise 10 min.  Roll out the dough with rolling pin into a rectangle. Roll up and shape into loaves (pinch seams and tuck ends under) and put in pan.  Cover again and let rise until double, about 1 hour.  Bake at 375 for 30 min. (or 350 in glass pan).


bread and recipe

And this is my favorite sandwich to make with this bread:


bread-mustard-sharp cheddar-smoked ham-smoked turkey-lettuce-mayo-bread (maybe with a slice of tomato in there too if I have a good one)

It also makes really good grilled cheese. And toast.

Dad with bread

Looks good, Dad!


From → Breads, Sandwiches

  1. Liz Fledderjohann permalink

    Emily, I was thrilled _and_ surprised to see this post. I’m so glad to see this great recipe shared with so many others! I still make it–after 41 years of marriage!!! Mrs. Fledderjohan

  2. Werner Meyer permalink

    First time baking bread, turned out pretty good, only surprise was the stickiness of the dough.

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