Easy Wheat Bread Recipe

Using coffee cans as the mold, bake this simple, homemade "Digger Bread."

| January/February 1970

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Every time we make this bread, it's a big hit around our house. You will need two coffee cans for two loaves. The same cans are used for measuring and baking. It's a good idea to use the three-pound size for measuring and the one-pound size for baking because small tins bake most thoroughly without burning.

Coffee-Can Wheat Bread Recipe

Ingredients

For the wet mix

• 1/2 cup lukewarm water (but not over 85 degrees, as the yeast would be killed)
• 1 cake or 2 packages of yeast (the cake works faster; if the recipe is doubled or tripled this is still enough)
• 1 tablespoon of flour
• 1 ripe banana, mashed
• 1 tablespoon of honey or raw sugar



Mix all of these in the can. If you wish, you may add a couple spoonfuls of honey, molasses, brown sugar, or dextros. A well-cooked potato put through a blender and incorporated into the water at this stage can take the place of the milk below.

For the dry mix



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