Friday, December 14, 2007

My Bread Recipe

I was asked by a friend at work to share my bread machine recipe for multigrain bread. This recipe is based loosely on the Black and Decker whole wheat recipe. But as with everything else, I've tweaked it a bit.

My bread machine makes bread with 3 cups of flour or a mix of grains that = about that much.

Place ingredients in the bread machine in this order:

1 1/3 cup lukewarm water
2 tbsp powdered milk
1 1/2 salt
1 tbsp honey or molasses or maple syrup
2 tbsp butter or margerine
1 cup white flour (all purpose or best for bread)
1 cup of whole wheat flour
A mixture (of pepitas (green pumpkin seeds), millet, spelt flour, sunflower seeds, almond slices, quinoa, oats, wheat germ, flax seeds or any other grains you like) that makes up another 1 cup of fibre. I use a few tbsps of each.
1 tsp yeast (bread machine yeast)

Now, sometimes this recipe makes really heavy bread that resembles nothing more than a cannon ball. You can feed those to the animals or eat them with stew or soup! The white flour usually takes care of the cannon ball. Make sure your yeast is fresh.

Cook in the bread machine on the Whole Wheat or longest setting. In four hours, you have wicked bread. Or something to stop intruders from stealing your things.


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