Monday, December 29

Denise's Slightly Maimed Machine Baked Bread

In the land of multi-grain, protein infused, make-those-carbs count bread, Dave's Killer Bread certainly is king. All those delicious, nutritious and satisfying ingredients come with a hefty price tag - as much as $10 per loaf. If you've had the bread, it is easy to see why it commands that price point though. This bread is GOOD and with it, sandwiches take on a life of their own.

I've got a tight budget,and sadly I can't justify spending that much on baked goods. I've been baking my own bread for several months now and figured I would take a shot at kicking my bread up a notch. I scoured the internet and found a yummy looking recipe from the Kitchen Wench blog, but it didn't translate perfectly to the bread machine. After several attempts and some tweaks, I finally got it down. The recipe costs me roughly $2 to make (I buy all the ingredients in bulk to drive the price down).


Denise's Slightly Maimed Machine Baked Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 TBSP* Oil (I used grape oil)
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 1 TBSP Molasses
  • 1 tsp** salt (I used Sea Salt)
  • 2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/8 cup Quinoa
  • 1/8 cup sunflower seed hearts
  • 1/8 cup quick cook oats
  • 1/8 cup cracked wheat
  • 1/8 cup brown flax seed
  • 1/8 cup popppy seed
  • 1 TBSP yeast
*TBSP= Tablespoon
**tsp = Teaspoon

Follow your bread machine's normal instructions for the order to put your ingredients in the machine. Bake on the wheat setting. I use the light crust setting, but choose your preference. If you have difficulty with the bread falling, check the moisture level of the dough and increase or decrease your water by 1/16th cup at a time until you find the mix that works right for your machine and altitude.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Since there is white flour listed, I assume the wheat flour is actually whole wheat flour? "Bob Red Mill" makes both soft white and hard red whole wheat flours. Do you know whether your using white or red wheat?

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