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Whole Wheat Bread For Machines
Making Home Made Whole Wheat Bread With My Machine
My first attempt at making whole wheat bread with my new Zojirushi bread maker was a bit off the mark the bread was fine but I had forgotten to add the salt at the beginning and remembered to add it when the add ingredients beep went. The result was an under risen 100% whole wheat bread. It tasted fine but the bread was heavy and well just under risen.
Reading the recipe books I had I realised that whole wheat flour is very dense and does not necessarily rise well at the best of times. One way round this is to not have 100% whole wheat flour, you can add unbleached wheat bread flour to help add the necessary gluten to make the dough rise as it should.
Following that initial loaf of bread I had tried to find a recipe for a 12 grain flour I had found at Bulk Barn. I was not really successful at finding one so I had adapted an idea from the 300 best Canadian Bread Machine Recipes. That recipe I came up with is on my Historic Grains Bread for Machines lens here. Now I wondered would the same idea work for the organic whole wheat flour I had acquired?
It did and the result was a perfect loaf of bread that tasted delicious so here is the exact recipe I used!
- Prep time: 10 min
- Cook time: 3 hours 10 min
- Ready in: 3 hours 20 min
- Yields: Family - 2lb loaf (Approx 16 slices)
Whole Wheat Bread Ingredients
- 1.5 Cups Homogenized Milk 3.25%
- 1.25 Tsp Kosher Salt
- 3 Tbs Liquid Honey
- 3 Tbs Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2.5 Cups Bread Flour (I use unbleached hard wheat flour)
- 1.5 Cups Organic Whole Wheat Flour
- 1.25 Tsp Fleischmanns Bread Machine Yeast
- Take the bake tray out of your bread machine
- Measure your ingredients and add in the order given (you can add the salt on top of the first cup of flour to avoid scratching the pan when the blades move)
- Ensure that you spoon the flour into the cup and scrape the top flat with a knife to get accurate measures
- Measure accurately as this does affect the results
- Spoons should be leveled with a knife the same as for the cups of flour
- Before adding the yeast scoop a hollow for it in the bread flour
- Place the pan carefully back in your machine in accordance with the manufacturers instructions
- Select regular whole wheat program or equivalent
- Start machine and wait until done (it is a good idea to check the dough has not stuck to one of the paddles so it is at one end before baking correct if it was)
- Empty Bread onto rack to cool once done
Nutrition Values For Whole Wheat Bread
|Serving size: 1 slice|
|Calories from Fat||36|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 4 g||6%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Unsaturated fat 1 g|
|Carbohydrates 28 g||9%|
|Sugar 4 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 5 g||10%|
|Cholesterol 3 mg||1%|
|Sodium 194 mg||8%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
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What Do You Think Of The Recipe
Best Bread Machine Recipes For Canadians
American and Canadian Flour is different so it is important to use the correct recipe books for your countries. Canadian Flour has more gluten and will rise more than American.
This is my favorite recipe book to get ideas from for my machine
Best Bread Machine Recipes For Americans
This recipe book is the best one for use with American flours. Due to the lack of gluten in American Flour you may well find that you need to add Vital Wheat Gluten to get it to rise enough. American recipes will often use more sugar, salt and yeast to compensate for the differences. Initially always use the amounts stated. If the bread does not rise enough add extra gluten or sugar and yeast. Always add the smallest amount extra that you think will suffice.
Due to atmospheric conditions the exact quantities vary on a daily basis so watch and learn to adjust as the climate dictates. It gets easier over time!
If you live in the USA this book is better as Canadian and US flour are different! Beware!
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I did a lot of research on the Internet and in store before buying our bread machine and this one was generally agreed to be the best. The bread pan is non stick and the most durable on the market.
The best bread machine worth buying over the Supreme due to the extra element in the lid. It bakes more evenly. I use one!