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What is your favorite bread maker recipe?

Asked by rooeytoo (26966points) May 20th, 2012

Since I have moved to a cooler (actually freakin freezin!) climate, I have been making bread. I usually make an oatmeal with wholemeal flour and honey instead of sugar, oil instead of margerine. I would like to try some other healthy loaves. What is your favorite and recipe please.

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Kardamom's avatar

You might like this Multi-Grain Sourdough Recipe from Bob’s Red Mill.

This Garlic and Herb Walnut Bread sounds pretty good too. It’s made healthier by the addition of rolled oats, instead of just all flour.

Or how about this mouth watering Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread?

Or Whole Wheat Peanutbutter Pumpkin Bread (although I think I’d leave the mini-marshmallows out of it, simply because I don’t like them).

YARNLADY's avatar

My favorite is the Sally Lunn. It is a simple white bread that tastes like cake. Served with honey butter and strawberries or peaches, it’s delicious.

PurpleClouds's avatar

I just like the regular white recipe using milk instead of water and maple syrup instead of sugar and oil instead of butter. Sometimes I will add seeds or herbs and garlic and use olive oil instead of peanut. I do like to add cinnamon to it and then eat it sliced and toasted with brown sugar/butter glaze dribbled on it. Then there is the delicious one where I use rye flour and dill.

rooeytoo's avatar

Thank you, some good recipes here. And @PurpleClouds the rye and dill sounds good too, do you have a recipe or a link for it?

rooeytoo's avatar

Do you all use “bread improver?” I skip it because it seems to be laden with chemicals and I don’t notice a difference. And do you know what is the difference between whole wheat flour and whole meal flour? Too many flours, I am getting confused. How about spelt, have you ever used it?

PurpleClouds's avatar

I use bread flour, and I use extra wheat gluten. I buy instant yeast by the pound.

My machine is small and makes a ¾ lb loaf. Most machines make loaf twice that size. So, you’ll have to adjust for the size of your machine.

The standard recipe is
1 tbsp sugar (or syrup or honey)
1 tbsp oil
2 tsp yeast
½ cup milk or water (very warm)
1⅓ cup flour
1 tbsp gluten
¼ tsp salt

I add these to the pan in this order:

oil
sugar
salt
milk
flour
yeast
gluten
(I make a little well in the flour for the yeast and gluten)

Turn on the machine and let it it do it’s thing.

Add any seeds or herbs you want to . I add everything at the start. If you want seeds to just be on the top you have to sprinkle them on during the last rise right before the cook cycle starts.

I want to mention that this is the recipe I have used for years down South. I now live at 3,000 ft elevation and I have to use only 1 cup of flour here.

Have fun.

Kardamom's avatar

@rooeytoo Here’s a Rye Dill Bread

Here is the differences between Whole-meal, whole-grain, and whole-wheat flours

Happy baking : )

rooeytoo's avatar

@Kardamom – thanks, you are always the ultimate source! I will try the rye, that sounds really good. Now I just have to find a place to buy the different kind of flours, seems the grocery store only has whole meal! And I need to study that page to figure out which is the best for you?

I just found 2 really good veg recipes and thought of you. I will scan and put on imgur for you later today! Cheers.

Kardamom's avatar

Thanks @rooeytoo! If you can’t find what you want at the store, try Bob’s Red Mill online. I saw 3 different kinds of rye flour near the end of the list of flours. Also check out some of the other nifty kinds such as green pea flour and hazelnut flour. Lots of experimentation to be done : )

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