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Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package (1/4 teaspoon) RapidRise yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water (125 to 130 degrees)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup whole wheat flour

Instructions

Combine flour, undissolved yeast, sugar, dry milk and salt in 1-gallon, heavy duty freezer bag with zipper lock. Squeeze upper part of bag to force out air. Shake and work bag with fingers to blend ingredients. Add hot water and oil to dry ingredients. Reseal bag. Mix by working bag with fingers. Add whole wheat flour; reseal bag and mix thoroughly. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make stiff dough that pulls away from bag. On floured surface, knead dough 2 to 4 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Cover dough; rest 10 minutes. Roll dough to 12x7 inch rectangle. Roll up from narrow end. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place in oiled 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 inch glass loaf pan; cover. Place large shallow pan on counter; fill halfway with boiling water. Place baking sheet over shallow pan and place the loaf pan on the baking sheet; let dough rise 20 minutes or until double in size. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until done. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Slice with serrated knife to serve.

Gerie Wilson, Moline



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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