Monday, September 16, 2013

Honey Whole Wheat Bread (Bread Machine recipe)

Sunday morning, after we got done with breakfast, my kids asked me if I had time to take them shopping. Their shopping is mostly for junk that I try to postpone till the end or try to talk them out of buying it. Obviously the answer was "No" and my younger one asked why I didn't have any time for going to Wal-mart for buying fake baby food for her doll. I went on giving the list of chores I had to do that day and one of them was bake bread for sandwiches for the week. She immediately said "Mommy, you can take that out of the list of chores. We can buy bread when we go shopping". Smart, isn't she? But she is stuck with a stubborn mommy who wants to bake bread herself. Whose mistake is that?
One Year Back - Pumpkin Chocolate Bread
Two Years Back - Vegan Sourdough Chocolate Cake with peanut butter glaze
Three Years Back - Sourdough Pumpkin Spice Cake
Ingredients: (Adapted from Breadman Pro Breadmachine manual)
Whole Wheat flour - 3 3/4 cups
Vital Wheat gluten - 1/4 cup
Salt - 2 tsp
Baking Soda - 3/4 tsp
Active dry yeast - 2 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1/4 cup
Honey - 1/4 cup
Warm Buttermilk - 1 1/2 cup (1/2 cup yogurt topped with water to get 1 1/2 cups works too)

Place oil, salt, honey, buttermilk, whole wheat flour, vital wheat gluten, baking soda and yeast in this order in the pan of the breadmachine and start on dough setting. If you want to bake it in the bread machine, select whole wheat cycle. If using the dough setting, remove from the machine after the cycle completes, shape into a loaf and place in a greased 9 X 5 pan. Let it rise for 45 minutes to an hour. Preheat the oven to 375 F and bake for 40 - 50 minutes or until brown on the top and sounds hollow when tapped at the bottom. Brush with melted butter or oil on the top after baking. Cool completely on the rack before slicing.

If you want to make it by hand, refer to this post for the method: Basic White Bread.
This post is written for weekend cooking post that I write with Srivalli  and  Vaishali.    
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  1. jst lik a shop bought one...luk so perfect!! nd clean pic too...nw u 've turned to a perfect breadmaker
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  2. Champa I totally admire your baking skills with me I start feeling J...ehee...the bread has come out perfect and surely much better than the wal mart one!!

  3. Hi Champa,
    You are a pro at making breads. I have tried your no need buns and pull apart rolls successfully. But somehow I have never been successful in making plain bread. As a result I have thrown away chunks of uncooked bread in the bin. So for novices like me can you give a recipe which has less flour in it i.e. a small or half bread for a start. I am afraid of trying a 3 cup flour recipe for fear of wastage.
    A regular on your wonderful blog

    1. Sugandha,
      Sure I will try to post something that uses small amount of flour. Thanks.

  4. Such a gorgeous bread, beautiful slices..

  5. Champa,

    Is this bread a bit denser than other breads?
    Am a regular on your blog and would trust a recipe from ur blog to come out good.. when I try recipes!

    1. A bit but not too much. I was in a hurry and didn't let it rise completely before putting in the oven. I realized it later.


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