Monday, January 30, 2006

Identical Bakers

Identical bread machines keep busy most every day at our house. One is for wheat bread made from freshly ground, hard, white wheat. . .and the other is for gluten-free bread made from bean flours, potato and tapioca starch, and other unusual ingredients like apple cider vinegar. Everyone in the family knows how to fill the cannister with ingredients and start a fresh loaf. Cooperation makes the task lighter and fresh baked bread more abundantly available. Here's our simple recipe for wheat bread.

Wheat Bread Recipe
*for automatic bread machine*

1 cup warm water
3/4 tsp. active dry yeast
1/4 cup Florida Crystals (unbleached sugar)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 tsp. REAL salt

Place ingredients in bread machine and push 'start'. If the dough is too dry, add more water 1 tsp. at a time. If it's too moist, add more flour until the machine kneads a perfect ball of dough.

Yummy toasted and served with Smart Balance and strawberry jam!

*May adjust types of flours used to only all-purpose or 100% whole wheat.


  1. Anonymous7:27 AM

    The Morning Ramble lady and now you have encouraged me to get going on some homemade bread. My "spiritual" side wishes I would knead bread but my "physical" side is going to pull the bread machine off the shelf! Thanks for the encouragement today...looking forward to homemade bread smells!

  2. Could you share the gluton free recipe? I imagine it is good if you make it often. My brother is celiac and I'd love to bake him bread!

  3. Kether, we use the bread mix from Bob's Red Mill for gluten free bread. We are able to purchase it for about $3.00 per package, so it's reasonable (about the same as if we made the mix from scratch) and is convenient. My husband frequently is the one who mixes up his bread. The mix has you add milk, vinegar, eggs, and oil. We use water. . .and flax seed gel makes a good egg substitute if you want to avoid cholesterol or animal products. Most health food stores carry Bob's Red Mill products and some general grocers.


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