“A recipe that has been handed down for four generations. This wholesome whole-wheat bread is sold by the loaf at our inn.” –Lincoln House Country Inn, Dennysville, Maine
Combine yeast, ⅓ cup water, and sugar in small bowl and set aside. In large bowl combine next 8 ingredients, add 3 cups hot water, and stir well. Add yeast mixture to large bowl. Add to this the whole-wheat flour and mix well. Cover and set in warm place and allow to rise to double its bulk – about 45 minutes. Pour onto floured board and knead in white flour for 10 minutes. Divide into 2 loaves and place in greased bread pans. Cover and allow to rise until double in bulk. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Remove from pans immediately and brush tops with butter.