Is there anything better than the smell of fresh bread baking in the oven?
No wonder grocery stores pump the smells from their bakery outside the building to tempt you inside!
Making bread is not that labour intensive when you use a bread machine to make the dough. I don't like the shape of the loaves that come out of the bread machine so I bake the loves in the oven myself.
Sadly, I have not yet mastered the perfect sandwich bread shape. If you know the secret, please let me know!
This recipe makes two loaves of bread.
Whole Wheat Bread (bread maker recipe)
1 3/4 cups warm water
1/2 cup butter (I use heart healthy olive oil)
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar (I use honey)
2/3 cup powdered milk
4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp yeast
Add items in order listed to bread machine. Run machine on the dough setting. Once the dough is done, divide into two and knead each piece of dough a few times. Form into a ball/ loaf shape. Place in greased loaf pans. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes to 1 hour until loaves fill the pans. Remove towel and bake at 350 for 30 minutes (I don't bother preheating the oven).