RE: Anyone make their own bread?
Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 4:55 PM
Here's my favorite whole wheat bread recipe for the breadmaker with no added fat:
Whole Wheat Rolls/Bread
These light, delicious rolls are so easy with a breadmaker. This recipe works well in my Panasonic 1 1/2 pound loaf breadmaker. Depending on your brand and size of breadmaker, you may have to adjust the ingredient amounts or add them in a different order. You can also make the dough in a stand mixer with a dough hook.
The vital gluten enables the whole wheat flour to rise more easily. Of course, you can always bake this bread as a loaf, either in your bread machine or in any desired shape in your oven.
3 C. whole wheat flour
¼ C. vital wheat gluten
1 tsp. salt
3 Tbs. agave nectar or maple syrup
1 ½ C. water
1 tsp. active dry yeast
For a Panasonic breadmaker, put all the dry ingredients except yeast into the bread pan. Add water and sweetener and place pan in machine. Add yeast to yeast dispenser. Plug in the machine, choose whole wheat setting with the menu button, choose dough setting with the select button, and push start. After the machine has mixed a few minutes, check to make sure dough is wet enough for the paddle to turn easily. You can add a teaspoon or two of water if necessary. The dough will be ready in 3 1/4 hours.
Remove the dough from the machine, place on a floured board and knead a few times to release gas bubbles. Divide dough into 4 equal-sized pieces. Take each fourth and divide into four equal pieces. Shape each piece into a smooth ball. Place the 16 balls on two lightly oiled baking sheets ( double layered baking pans keep the bottoms of the rolls from getting too done). Cover the rolls with a tea towel (non-terry) and let rise about 20 minutes. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.
PER ROLL: Cal 98; Pro 4g; Carb 20g; Fiber 3g; Fat 0g; Sat Fat 0g.
For a round loaf, remove dough from machine. Knead a few times and shape into a round loaf. Place in an oiled pie pan. Cover and let rise about 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until loaf sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting or wrapping.