Harvest Grain Loaf

A friend of mine gave me a gift certificate to King Arthur Flour for Christmas years ago, and we have been using their products ever since. Here's a recipe using their Harvest Grains Blend. Enjoy! 

1 package active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110-115 degrees)
1/2 cup small-curd cottage cheese
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup Harvest Grains Blend
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 egg white
2 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add cottage cheese, honey, oil, salt, egg, and 2 cups all-purpose flour. Beat until smooth. In small bowl, combine whole wheat flour, Harvest Grains Blend, wheat germ, and cornmeal. Gradually add to yeast mixture to make a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, 60-90 minutes. 

Punch down dough. Let rest for 10 minutes. Shape into loaf. Place in a lightly greased loaf pan. Cover and let rise until double, between 40-60 minutes. Beat egg white and cold water; brush over dough. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to cool on wire rack. Makes 1 loaf. 
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