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Guess who finally has a bread machine???

I finally broke down and bought myself a bread machine. Well let me not say myself I'm telling my husband he bought it for me since he was mad that I got it on my own. I have been having a hard time making my bread each week now that the temperature is dropping. I love having fresh baked bread in the house so the purchase needed to be made.

I ordered Zojirushi Home Bakery Supreme Bread Maker. It makes a 2 pound loaf so I will need to make atleast 2 loaves a week. This machine is so easy to use I will makes as many loaves a week as the family needs. All I had to do was add the ingredients.

Our bread machine baked this loaf in 3 hours and 40 minutes. I know that seems like a lot of time but when the only step you have to take is about 5 minutes long you will quickly appreciate the 3 hours and 40 minutes of time you can spend however you please. For nearly 10 months. I made two loaves of whole wheat bread a week. I would wake up each Sunday add the ingredients to the mixing bowl to proof. twenty minutes later Id add the other ingredients then mix them for 6 minutes. Then Id have to roll the dough out and form two loaves. (This was the hardest step for me.) Some weeks the loaves formed nicely. Others they were too sticky to roll out and I get frustrated. The bread always tasted the same no matter how the dough consistency was. After they were formed Id leaved them to rise for atleast an hour or maybe longer if it was cooler. Then Id bake them for 30 minutes. After its baked I let them cool for one hour.

I am so happy to have this machine. I know its going to get used often. Next up I can wait to make pizza dough with it!

Whole Wheat Bread (Bread Machine)
(Printable Version)

1 1/2 cups warm water (90-100 degrees)
4 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 honey
2 tablespoons melted coconut or olive oil
2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast

First you add the water.
Then the whole wheat flour.
Then the honey, oil and salt.
Last you add the yeast making sure it does not touch any of the liquids!

Turn your bread machine to the Wheat Bread Setting.
Walk away and read a book or go for a walk.

3+ hours later come back to wonderful home baked bread!


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