This bread is fantastic for anything from peanut butter and jelly to toasty bits for dipping in hummus. I use all or mostly organic ingredients, even though i have not written organic next to each ingredient. I recommend trying this recipe first, before making any changes. After trying it to see if you like it, you can tweak it in any way you like; for example changing poppy seeds to pumpkin, or something like that. Do NOT try to make this bread with only regular whole wheat. It will NOT rise. see below for details.
Mix wet ingredients first.
in a pyrex measuring cup in the following order:
1 1/2 Cup + 2 Tablespoon filtered water
2 Tablespoon (Tbsp) canola oil
1 Tbsp molasses
mix all together and set aside.
(this part is important: you must have white whole wheat. it is not red hard whole wheat, but white whole wheat, which is only different by an amino acid. the nutritional value is the same as whole wheat, but it comes from wheat grown which is called white. it has nothing to do with the color of the flour. there are two types of wheat; white and red which are grown. usually the red is used to make whole wheat, but they realized that whole wheat made from the white grain was just as nutritious, has all the bran etc., but because it doesn’t have one amino acid, it rises better than red whole wheat. never use white flour, or enriched white flour, or organic white flour, or pastry flour etc. those are ALL refined. ) i have been using Bob’s Red Mill brand
In a big bowl mix the following ingredients:
2 Cups white whole wheat
3/4 + 1/3 Cup whole wheat (can be labeled “fine” or not; doesn’t matter.)
1/3 Cup spelt flour
1/3 Cup Kamut flour
3 teaspoons (tsp) salt
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp oat bran
1 tsp poppy seeds
3 Tbsp sunflower seeds
mix all these ingredients very very well.
IN BREAD MACHINE PAN
add wet ingredients from pyrex measuring cup
slowly pour the dry ingredients on top of the wet ingredients (careful NOT to let the wet ingredients come to the surface. the dry ingredients should cover the entire surface of the liquid. just pour slowly)
take your pointer finger and make a small well in the top of the dry ingredients. do this by touching with tip of finger, and slowly moving around in a circular fashion until it is about an inch deep and across.
add into the well:
3 Tbsp vital wheat gluten
4 tsp yeast (we use red star bread machine brand)
Lastly, insert pan into bread machine.
ALL BREAD MACHINES ARE DIFFERENT, BUT YOU MUST CHOOSE SETTINGS THAT ARE EQUAL TO “BASIC” WHEN CHOOSING TYPE OF BREAD AND “LIGHT” WHEN CHOOSING COLOR.
YOU MAY USE A TIMER IF YOUR BREAD MACHINE ALLOWS AND HAVE IT MAKE IT IN THE MORNING FOR WHEN YOU WAKE UP, BUT WE HAVE FOUND IT COMES OUT BEST IF IT IS MADE IMMEDIATELY AFTER INSERTING PAN IN MACHINE AND TURNING ON.
MOST IMPORTANT PART:
WE ALWAYS TAKE BREAD OUT 30 MINUTES EARLY. WE SET A TIMER ON THE IPHONE TO LET US KNOW WHEN THAT IS, AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE MACHINE HOW MANY HOURS IT WILL TAKE. IT COMES OUT JUST SLIGHTLY CHEWIER. IT ISN’T DRY THAT WAY. IT HAS AN AMAZING TASTE AND TEXTURE. I RECOMMEND TAKING YOUR BREAD OUT EARLY AT 20-25 MINUTES TO START, UNTIL YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT BEST SUITS YOUR TASTE.
LOTS OF LOVE TO YOU ALL.