4 cups unbleached flour
4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 oz. rapid-rising yeast
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups hot water
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup margarine
2 eggs, beaten
Sesame or poppy seeds


Combine flours in large bowl, setting aside 1 cup; add yeast and salt to flour in bowl. Combine water, honey and margarine; stir until margarine melts. Stir warm liquids into flour mixture; stir in eggs. Knead dough on lightly floured board 7 to 10 minutes adding as much of reserved flour as necessary to form a smooth, elastic dough. Cover dough; let rest 10 minutes. Halve dough and shape into balls. Place on greased cookie sheets. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size. Brush loaves with glaze; sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. Bake at 350°F for 45 to 55 minutes or until brown. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

Glaze: Beat 1 egg yolk with 1 teaspoon water.

Makes 2 loaves

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