Saturday, April 28, 2007

Honey Wheat Bread

My aunt gave my mom her bread machine because she never used it, then my mom gave it to me because she didn't think she would use it. Well a couple months later - I have finally used it 3 times now. The first was for the Cinnamon rolls and it worked out GREAT! The second was for this exact recipe. I came home after running an errand and smelled burning. I assumed the bread was burning so I run over turn off the machine and pull it out. Turns out there was just a little flour down by the heating element, that was causing the smell. For future refrence a bread machine (well my bread machine) will only start from the dough cyle. Almost cooked bread and dough cyle do not work well together. I tried finishing the baking in the oven but I wound up with a bread bowl full of dough! Darn.

That brings me to today. Attempt 2 and it worked. The bread came out great. The crust is a little darker than I would like it but the inside is soft and delcious. My machine has 2 crust settings so next time I will set it on "light crust"

1 1/8 cups water
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon dry milk powder
1 1/2 tablespoons shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Place ingredients in bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select Whole Wheat setting, and then press Start.

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