Easy No-Knead Wheat Bread

Easy No-Knead Wheat Bread

Make heavenly homemade bread without ever needing to knead.

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cups Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
cup sugar
teaspoon salt
packages regular active dry yeast
cup warm water (120°F to 130°F)
cup butter or margarine, melted
to 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  1. In large bowl, mix whole wheat flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Add water, butter and eggs; beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute to moistened ingredients. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in enough all-purpose flour to make a stiff dough. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 4 days.
  2. Grease large cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray; sprinkle with cornmeal, shaking off excess. Divide dough in half. (One half of dough can be shaped and baked; other half can be shaped and baked at another time.)
  3. With floured hands, shape each half of dough into a smooth ball by stretching surface of dough around to bottom on all 4 sides; pinch bottom to seal. Place on cookie sheet. (If baking both loaves at same time, place on same cookie sheet about 5 inches apart.) Cover loosely with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place about 1 1/2 hours or until double in size.
  4. Heat oven to 375°F. Uncover dough; carefully slash tic-tac-toe pattern on each loaf top with serrated knife. Sprinkle loaf lightly with flour. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until loaves are golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool.
Makes 2 loaves (12 slices each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
You can prepare the dough and refrigerate up to four days before baking, or bake one loaf and refrigerate remaining dough to bake later.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Slice)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 45),
  • Total Fat 5g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 135mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.