Thursday, January 22, 2009

Basic Bread -- Bread Machine


(Makes a large loaf)

1 1/8 cups water (9.1 fluid oz.)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons dry milk
1 tablespoon potato flakes
1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten
2 heaping teaspoons yeast
1/2 cup wheat berries (optional)

1. Install the mixing blade on the shaft inside the bread pan.
2. Pour water into the bread pan, add the flour, salt, sugar, butter, dry milk, potato flakes, and gluten; then place the dry yeast on top of the dry flour -- do not mix.
3. Place the bread pan in the bread maker, close the lid, plug into the wall socket, and push the START button.
4. Check dough. If it's too dry, add more water (a tablespoon at a time.) If it's too sticky, add more flour (a tablespoon at a time.)
5. After the beeping stops, push the OFF button, open the lid, and pull the pan out by the handle. To remove the bread from the bread pan, shake upside down.

NOTE: When we have extra wheat berries, I'll add 1/2 cup at the beginning of the mix cycle when I'm checking on the dough consistency.

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