Breadmaker Basic Whole Wheat BreadPosted: July 23, 2008
I finally pulled the old bread maker out to make some nice homemade bread. I am on such a homemade kick right now for a few reasons. One, I enjoy doing it and homemade always tastes 100% better than anything else especially baked goods, two I hate buying processed, canned, pre-made anything right now…you never know what is in it and how they really baked/cooked it, and third, it is so much more cost efficient! I know I know, the cost of bread isnt bad at all, actually kinda cheap, but if I can make homemade bolognese sauce all day long, then I can also make bread. It has been years since I have done this and I used to love all the recipes in my bread maker manual, which is now no where to be found, so I went straight to my favorite site, Cook’s Illustrated and checked out their recipes. You cant go wrong with CI; tested, tried, and foolproof. So, as I type it is kneading away….3 hours and bread!
Basic Wheat Bread for Bread Machines
|1/2||cup water , plus 1 tablespoon|
|2||teaspoons unsalted butter|
|1||teaspoon lemon juice|
|2||tablespoons nonfat dry milk , plus 2 teaspoons|
|2||tablespoons honey -I used molasses for a deeper flavor but honey works just as great|
|1||teaspoon table salt|
|1 1/2||cups bread flour|
|1/2||cup whole wheat flour|
|1 1/2||teaspoons dry active yeast|
Add ingredients in order suggested in owner’s manual; continue process with machine on basic/standard or whole-wheat bread setting.