Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Bread Machine Whole Wheat Bread
So, most of you already make bread, I bet. I wanted to share my recipe that I have tweaked and re-tweaked since we purchased our bread maker. I found it very hard to find a recipe that is 100% Whole Wheat. Most of them call for some amount of bread flour. I started getting annoyed with having to make sure I had two different types of flour and then we ended up cutting out all refined flours. So, Beth's Whole Wheat Bread was created. :)
3 1/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp vital wheat gluten
1 1/2 tsp salt
1-1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil spread
1 rounded Tbsp honey
1/2 cup almond milk (cow's, soy or rice milk would work too)
9 oz. warm water
1 1/4 tsp yeast
1. Put all ingredients in your bread pan as specified by your user's manual (my current one says dry ingredients first, my old one said liquids first).
2. Set on either a Whole Wheat Bread cycle or a 1 1/2 pound loaf with medium color crust.
I put 1-1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil spread because the original recipe calls for 1 1/2 Tbsp, but I'm pretty sure I use closer to 1 Tbsp (I don't measure it). Either amount will work.
This recipe was revised from one that I found in my bread machine user's manual. When my daughter was born, it was important to make Whole Wheat Bread with no dairy products. I had a hard time figuring out the appropriate dry/wet ingredient mix to yield the light, fluffy bread I wanted. Finally, I got the mix just right and this is what the inside of the final product looks like:
Apparently I can't cut in a straight line, but it's delicious nonetheless. :) I hope that you enjoy the results! Please let me know if you try it.
Oh! P.S. If you have an abbreviated bread cycle on your machine (mine shortens the time from 5 hours to 3 hours), then use another tsp of yeast. I typically use that cycle, so I'm always putting in 2 1/4 tsp of yeast.
Happy bread making!!!