Basic Bread Recipe
You can't go wrong with this traditional bread recipe!
Total time: 1 H 20 M
- 1 tbsp. active dry yeast
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 cup + 6 tbsp. lukewarm water
- 1 tbsp. molasses
- 1 tbsp. oil optional*
- 500 mg. vitamin C tablet
- 2 cups wheat berries
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Fat: 0g
- Saturated Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 74mg
- Carbohydrates: 17g
- Fiber: 3g
- Sugar: 0g
- Protein: 3g
- Add water, yeast, and molasses to 2-cup measuring container. Stir well and allow to sit for 3–5 minutes.
- Add wheat berries, salt, and vitamin C tablet to Mix n Blend II blender jar. Secure lid and blend on Speed 9 or 10 for a complete cycle.
- Combine yeast mixture with flour mixture. Add oil, if desired. Secure lid and press "Pulse" 5–10 times, 1–2 seconds per pulse.
- Remove lid and use rubber spatula to scrape dough from sides of container toward center. Secure lid and pulse 5–10 times or until dough mixture forms ball on top of blades. Place dough in pan, and let dough rise.
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Pour fresh dough into 8-x-4½-inch greased bread pan, using rubber spatula to scrape out dough around blade. Use rubber spatula to shape dough in bread pan so that dough has a mound appearance, with all four sides lower than the middle portion.
- Allow dough to rise for 10–12 minutes. Do not allow bread dough to rise higher than bread pan; if bread rises too long or too high, it will fall during baking.
- Bake for 35–40 minutes or until golden brown. Once baked, remove bread from loaf pan to cooling rack.
Note: Wheat germ oil is present in freshly milled flour; thus, additional oil isn't required when using freshly milled flour. However, using additional oil will help the bread stay fresh longer.
Add chopped herbs, spices, onion, fruit, or low-fat cheese when combining the yeast and flour mixtures.
I have had success making white-flour French “yeast” bread using the blender, but getting a good loaf of partial wheat or multi-grain bread is elusive. I have tried the recipies on page 135 (Half and Half Honey Wheat Bread) and page 137 (Multi-Grain Bread) with no sucess. Despite using brand new packages of saf-instant yeast and vital wheat gluten, the bread is as heavy as a brick. I even let them rise in a warm room for 2+ hours before quickly forming the loaf in a bread pan. I live at 6300 feet (Utah), but that shouldn’t make a lot of difference. Suggestions? I was hoping to not having to pull out the stand mixer to make bread.
Replace 2 cups of wheat berries with 2 2/3 c whole wheat flour.
On my machine there is no bread cycle. How do I use the machine without this cycle
Your mix is not wet enough. Add more water until mix is very wet.
i read that you pulse 5-10x for 2 2secs, scrape side to middle and pulse until ball formed on blade.
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