Monday, January 9, 2012

Bread Machine Wheaty Flax Bread

For a while there I was making all our bread at home. I have lapsed on this a bit, but still make a lot of bread. Here is the recipe I use most often:

Wheaty Flax Bread

  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups bread flour or white flour
  • 1 1/3 cups whole wheat bread flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon vital wheat gluten, optional, if you want fluffier bread (I usually do not use this)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ or oatmeal or sunflower seeds

  1. Measure warm water into bowl, add in butter, honey, molasses and stir well to combine. Sprinkle yeast on top and set aside to bloom for a bit.
  2. Add dry ingredients to bread pan.
  3. Stir up water mixture and dump into bread pan
  4. Select basic wheat cycle; press start. 
  5. Once it is mixed up CHECK DOUGH FOR CONSISTENCY -- on different days, different flours can produce different results. You want a nice dough that cleans the sides of the bowl. If it is too wet, add more flour. If it is too dry, add a little more water.
  6. If using, you can add the sunflower seeds when the alert sounds during the knead cycle so they don't get pulverized, if you want.
  7. Makes 1 1/2 lb loaf

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