Recipe #551  

Three Flour Braided Bread


Three Flour Braided Bread Recipe | Holiday and Specialty Breads | This recipe has earned the goodfibes™ seal indicating it is a good source of fiber.

Makes: 2 braids

This recipe has earned the goodfibes™ seal indicating it is a good source of fiber.

3-1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 envelopes Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
1 tablespoon salt
2-1/4 cups water
1/4 cup butter OR margarine
1/4 cup molasses
1 to 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Caraway Seed
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 to 1-1/4 cups rye flour 

 

 

 



Directions
Combine 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large bowl. Heat water and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1 cup all-purpose flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Portion equal amounts of batter (about 1-1/4 cups) into 3 bowls. Add 2 tablespoons molasses and enough whole wheat flour to 1/3 of batter to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; set aside.
Add remaining 2 tablespoons molasses, caraway seed, cocoa, and enough rye flour to 1/3 of batter to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; set aside.

Add enough remaining all-purpose flour to remaining 1/3 batter to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover.

Divide each of 3 doughs into 2 equal pieces; roll each piece to 15-inch rope. Braid together a whole wheat, rye, and white rope; pinch ends to seal. Place on greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough ropes. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Remove from baking sheet; cool on wire racks.



Nutritional Information:
 
Per Serving:
Serving size: 1 slice; (about 1/26 of recipe) 
Serving weight: 2 ounces (56 grams)
Calories 140; Total fat 2 g; Saturated fat 1 g;
Cholesterol 5 mg; Sodium 280 mg; Carbohydrates 26 g;  
Dietary fiber 2 g (1.0 g/oz); Sugars 3 g; Protein 4 g