Friday, March 20, 2009

Whole Wheat Bread in the Bread Machine

I've finally come up with a recipe that makes whole wheat bread taste soft and chewy like store bought bread!

1 Tbs oil
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 Tbs vinegar
1/4 cup honey or 1/3 cup sugar
2 & 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
1/4 cup vital wheat gluten
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup potato flakes
2 Tbs nonfat non instant dry milk
1 Tbs active dry yeast
Add ingredients in order listed to your bread machine.  Set the machine for a 1 pound loaf on the lightest crust setting.  After the first rising period (before the machine actually starts baking) you may want to scrape the dough from the sides of the machine and pat the dough into a ball.  This just makes the crust look prettier when it's all done.  Once the bread is finished baking remove it from the bread machine and immediately place it in a ziplock bag to cool.  This keeps the moisture in and helps the bread stay soft.  
My family stopped using this recipe when some of us developed a sensitivity to gluten.  This recipe has extra   gluten so it really did a number on our poor tummies. That being said, it's still the softest whole wheat bread from a bread machine that I've ever tasted.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

breathing new life into a tired lamp

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