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Basic Bread for the Machine

Still in the mode of playing catch up and responding to posts that have
probably been well forgotten, I will post my basic whole wheat bread recipe
for the person who wanted fat free breads.  This bread is simple, but I
don't believe I have never tasted better.  Use fresh ground flour if you

Basic Whole Wheat Bread Machine Bread

1 1/3 cup water
3/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 lb whole wheat flour
1 tsp yeast

Put water, salt, syrup, and about 2/3 of flour in bread machine.  Start
machine and let run until mixed.  Turn off bread machine, add rest of
flour.  Make a well in the top of flour and add yeast.  If your bread
machine does not wait for a while before mixing, let it sit for about half
and hour before starting.  I use my quick whole wheat cycle to make the

This recipe will make a thick crust bread, but it will be fragile.  The
bread must be allowed to cool before cutting.  The water and salt may have
to be adjusted to achive proper height and texture in your machine

1. To adjust the thickness of the crust, adjust the maple syrup.  You may
have adjust the water slightly.
2. The salt may be reduced, but the texture may be adversely affected
3. 1 cup of rye flour with 1 or 2 tbsp gluten may substitued for the whole
wheat flour.
4. I use maple syrup because I sometimes I like to be PC, and it seems to
at  a minimim in the current controversy.  I suppose any sweetner could, in
principle, be used.  I do not, however, believe that the flour alone has
enough food for the yeasties, so I suspect the extra food will be needed.
The main reason for the quantity is my desire for a good crust.


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