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Hearty Vandal Pride Bread

By Candace Epps

  • Yield: 20 servings 
  • Oven: 350⁰ F 
  • Bake: 30 – 40 minutes


  • 3/4 c lentils 
  • 1 1/2 c water 
  • 2 packages yeast 
  • 1 c warm water 
  • 1 1/2 c 2% milk 
  • 1/4 c oil 
  • 1/4 c sugar 
  • 1 tbsp salt 
  • 6-8 c bread flour


Bring lentils and water to a boil, simmer for 30 minutes, drain and cool. Mix yeast with warm water. In mixing bowl, mix 4 cups flour, salt and sugar. Slowly add lentils, milk, yeast mixture and oil. Fold together, adding more flour as needed until the dough forms a ball. Knead dough, adding flour when needed, for about 8 – 10 minutes or until elastic. Place dough in greased bowl, cover, let rise 1 hour or until doubled in size. Punch dough down and braid on a greased cookie sheet. Let rise for a second time 1/2 – 1 hour or until doubled in size. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes or until golden brown.

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