I heard that you were just about ‘inherit’ a bread maker, so I thought you’d like a VERY DEPENDABLE bread recipe for kids lunches (and yours).
Breadmaker Sandwich Bread
Put 1.25 c warm (75-80 degree) water, 2 T fat, 1.5 tsp salt, 3-4T honey, real maple syrup, or organic cane crystals in the bottom of the machine.
Mix in a separate bowl–3 cups (room temperature) Knight Arthur 100% Organic Whole Wheat Flour and 5T Vital Wheat Gluten (Bob’s Red Mill or Hodgsons Mill).
Add to the bread maker, making a mountain of flour with a moat of liquid.
Put pan in machine. Set breadmaker on 1.5 lbs loaf, light crust color, on the basic bread setting.
Now, some side notes.
First, I KNOW that this isn’t 100% ORGANIC, since some ingredients aren’t, so I guess it’s really Homemade Breadmaker 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread Made with Organic Flour and Organic Cane Crystals, but that was too long for the title. But, if you have a hyper-granola cousin who demands absolute accuracy in such matters…there it is.
Second, gluten gets a bad rap, but if you aren’t allergic, and you intend to cook a great deal with whole wheat, go buy a bag or two RIGHT NOW. Gluten is the thing that makes whole wheat WORKABLE. Otherwise, it’s too stiff for this recipe and for tortillas, ravioli, and the like.
GLUTEN: It’s your new best friend.