Wholemeal Bread (Using a Bread Maker)
For a French girl, there is arguably no better smell than that of home made bread. I have grown up on daily fresh artisan bread and it’s now time for me to learn how to make my own bread at home. Today I’ll be making wholemeal bread (using a Bread Maker).
I decided not to follow the recipes from my bread maker booklet because all of them contain ingredients which I think are not essential to bread making (i.e: skim milk powder – seriously!?, butter or eggs). I’m not trying to make brioche here and French bread is nothing else but water, flour and yeast. After looking through several French websites, I came up with my own wholemeal bread recipe and it worked quite well.
- 250 ml tap water at room temperature
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp raw sugar
- 450 g wholemeal flour
- 7 grams yeast
- Place all ingredients in the order they are listed into the baking pan of your bread machine (It’s important to follow the order! I didn’t the first time I used my break maker and the bottom crust was very floury. The bread ended up in the bin).
- Follow the directions on your machine for French Crusty, 1kg, medium brown (3 hours and 20 minutes).
- Remove from machine when done and allow to cool on a baking rack for at least 15 minutes before slicing.
- Slice and like me enjoy for dinner with a little (real) butter and a home-made soup!
Have you ever made bread at home? Do you use a bread maker?
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