Do you have a bread-maker? I have had mine for a couple years and I am still amazed by it! Baking bread seems too complex for a counter-top appliance so I imagine there are little baker elves inside. I have checked at various stages through the window on top and no elves (unless they hide when they hear me coming).
I tried a few recipes from the booklet that came with the bread-maker and ones I found online. Over time my bread-making has evolved into one amalgam recipe that is yummy and healthy and now I only make that. Not very creative of me but it is that good! Everyone loves it especially when it first emerges from its rectangular metal baking bucket. After the first day it is great for toast and grill cheese sandwiches made from this bread are to die for! Today I am going to share this recipe for those of you who have bread-makers and maybe it works for bead made by hand but I wouldn’t know because I have never actually made bread by hand. By the way, if you make bread by hand, I am in awe!
Ann’s Bread-maker Multi-grain Raisin Bread Recipe
- 1 3/8 cups of water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 3/4 teaspoons of salt
- 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
- 1 cup bread flour
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup of oats
- 1/2 cup of corn meal
- 2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast
- 1 cup of raisins or currents
- Put everything, except the yeast and raisins in the bread-maker, starting with the wet ingredients.
- Make a dish shape in the pile of dry ingredients and add the yeast.
- Select the whole wheat setting and press start.
- When it beeps during the kneading cycle, add the raisins.
Like I said, my whole family loves this bread and when my parents come over I always make a loaf for my dad to take home. He has if with coffee for a dessert.
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If you are in the market for one, this is the model I have. It’s a value model and I am perfectly happy with it! To learn more about its features click on the image to go to the Amazon product page.
Oster ExpressBake Breadmaker
Oh, and get a bread knife too! Here is an 8 inch one from Oxo.
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Do you have a favorite bread recipe, for bread-maker or not, please share!
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