Monday, January 25, 2010

Multi Grain Brown Bread

What I love about bread machines is you can just dump everything in to the machine, chose the settings, turn it on and walk away and in couple of hours (3 - 4) you'll have healthy homemade bread. There are couple of disadvantages in using a bread machine though. Sometimes due to humidity or the way you measure flour, liquid, the dough can get a little watery or dry. So, it is always better to check the dough at the end of first kneading cycle. Another disadvantage is the big hole in the bread made due to the paddle. I always check how much time is the last raise and bake cycle are and just before that, remove the paddle from the machine to get a tiny hole instead of a big cut. Some recipes do not always give you a beautiful loaf when baked in the bread machine since you do not shape the loaf here. But, nothing beats the fresh homemade bread with almost no effort. I have been making whole wheat bread so many times that I wanted to try something new. I found a recipe for Multi Grain Brown Bread for breadmachine from King Arthur's website. I followed the recipe except for the quantity of bread flour. Here goes the recipe..

Yield: 1 1/2-pound Loaf
3/4 cup milk (luke warm)
1/2 cup water (luke warm)
2 tablespoons canola oil (or other vegetable oil)
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 cups Bread Flour
1 3/4 cups Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 cup rye flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons instant yeast

Place Oil, milk, water, salt, honey,brown sugar, flours, yeast in the mentioned order in the bread machine pan. Program the machine for basic white bread, light crust, and press Start. Check the dough with about 10 minutes remaining in the final kneading cycle, and adjust the texture by adding flour or water as needed; the dough should be smooth and supple. Remove when done and let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then remove to cool on a cooling rack. Normally I make the dough in the bread machine and then shape the loaf and bake it in the oven. I had no time to do so today and that's how it ended up being baked in the bread machine.The result was a very nice soft bread.

Happy Baking!!

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  1. It looks perfect and heathy recipe too. thanks for sharing wit us.

  2. Even I have baked a multi grain bread and the recipe is lying in my draft... Yours look perfectly baked:)

  3. Perfect yaar..never tried breads at home... :)

  4. Such a beautiful and healthy bread..


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