Tuesday, January 21, 2014

100% Whole Wheat Walnut Bread

My most used 100 percent Whole Wheat Bread, this has been a staple in our house for decades, the recipe is from my first electric bread maker years and years ago.  It is a nice whole grain recipe with a minimal amount of sugar and no additives. Just a few alterations were incorporated, but the foundation is from the booklet.

Options to the basic recipe, of course add any nut, 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal or grain, 5 Grain cereal has been added with great success. After you get the recipe mastered experiment.

Recipe for 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened (we never use margarine or wanna be butter)
  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Place all ingredients in order in your electric bread maker, easiest option is bake in bread maker according to settings. We process in the bread maker dough setting and let the machine knead and raise the dough in a perfect environment. But do not bake, remove dough, cut in half and place in two standard prepared bread pans, let rise again and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. My family does not like the large loaf . The smaller loafers make the perfect size sandwiches or bread on the side with salads.

Any questions please post, we would love to hear them and comments.

(A note from Nancy Jane. This bread recipe is the family's favorite, nothing smells better than Mother Judith's homemade bread coming out of the oven).

Mother Judith

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