Monday, March 30, 2009

Give us this day our daily Bread

I use wheat bread at our house. The kids don't know any different so I never have any arguing. BUT, I am tired of spending $2.00 and something on bread to buy wheat with fiber and stuff that is not horrible.

I remember that I have my bread machine in the basement collecting dust so, why not make my own bread!

I have been searching the web for some recipes and this is what I have found

Wheat Bread for the Bread machine:

1-1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
4-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons nonfat dry milk
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Preparation:Place ingredients in bread pan in order listed or according to manufacturer's directions. When adding the yeast last, make a small well with your finger to place the yeast. This will insure the proper timing of the yeast reaction. Use Whole Wheat or Timed Cycle, or according to manufacturer's directions.

For a little healthier bread with more fiber:

3/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup bread flour
3 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Bread Machine Yeast

Add ingredients to bread machine pan in the order suggested by manufacturer. Recommended cycle: Whole wheat/whole grain or basic/white bread cycle; medium/normal color setting. (If basic/white bread cycle is used, add 1 tablespoon gluten to either size recipe - see Tip below on adding gluten.) Timed-bake feature can be used.

Tip: Some bread machines have a whole wheat or whole grain cycle, which comes in handy when making whole grain breads. If your machine lacks this cycle, try adding vital wheat gluten to whole wheat, whole grain, and rye bread recipes to improve loaf height, texture, and structure. If your supermarket does not carry gluten, check with a health food store. Use 1 tablespoon for both 1 pound and 1-1/2-pound recipes.

Nutritional Information: Per serving:Serving size: 1 slice; 1/12 of 1 1/2-lb. recipe Serving weight: 2 ounces (57 g)Calories 130;Total fat 1.5g; Saturated fat 0.5g; Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 210 mg; Carbohydrates 25g; Dietary fiber 2g (1 g / oz); Sugars 2 g; Protein 5g

I can't wait to let you know how this turns out!

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