Farmer's Bread Recipe

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  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 4 cups of flour and salt. Cut in the butter and stir in the yeast mixture. Beat in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Butter a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  4. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Form the dough into a large oval loaf. Place onto the prepared pan. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. When the loaf is risen, cut a 1/2 inch deep cross onto the top of it. Brush the top with water before baking.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until bottom of loaf sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool on a wire rack before slicing.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3541.4 Kcal (14827 kJ)
Calories from fat 629.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 69.95g 108%
Cholesterol 161.06mg 54%
Sodium 2366.79mg 99%
Potassium 1025.35mg 22%
Total Carbs 623.4g 208%
Dietary Fiber 28.26g 113%
Protein 87.76g 176%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 25%
Iron 8.4mg 47%
Calcium 193mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 256.29 Kcal (1073 kJ)
Calories from fat 45.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.06g 108%
Cholesterol 11.66mg 54%
Sodium 171.28mg 99%
Potassium 74.2mg 22%
Total Carbs 45.12g 208%
Dietary Fiber 2.05g 113%
Protein 6.35g 176%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 25%
Iron 0.6mg 47%
Calcium 14mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 75.9
  • 91

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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