Tuesday, May 02, 2006

This is all I've got today

Whole Wheat Bread
Breadman Instruction Manual

¾ cup water (80 degrees)
2 TBL oil
2 TBL brown sugar
1 tsp salt
2 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast

Use Basic Mode and 4 Wheat menu

Makes a 1 pound loaf

It decided to make some bread on the spur of the moment. I use my bread machine to make pizza dough every week but I've only tried to make bread a couple of times so far.

The flavor of this bread was very good but the texture wasn't. It came out very crumbly. It could have been user error, since I didn't measure as carefully as I should have and I could tell that the dough was too dry but I didn't see that until it was too late to do anything about it. My double loaf machine makes two small 1-pound loaves and that just isn't optimal for breadmaking - you end up with mostly crust.

Well it's been quiet around here and I doubt this recipes is going to ignite any fires. No Question of the Day - my mind is blank. Tonight I plan my next batch of recipes. I'll try to come up with some exciting ones.


Heather said...

It is good to see that you are using your bread machine regularly as I remember it being one of your goals for the year. You have been using it quite a bit and I feel like I finally know a person that uses their bread machine.

Randi said...

I have a good question: Do you have a breadmachine. I used to, but I gave it away before I moved to canada. I wish I still had it.