Bread machines are one of those things I never really saw the need for until I had one. Now it’s one of my favorite kitchen gadgets! It’s especially helpful on those weeks when your husband somehow racks up $200 of cell phone charges and you are all of the sudden too cheap to even pay $2 for a loaf of bread. Not that I know anything about that. *ahem*
I am forever on a search for the perfect wheat bread. I want about half wheat, half white and oats. That’s not asking for much but almost every recipe calls for honey. And a ton of it! I love honey in bread but it’s just too expensive to be pouring 1/2 cup in each loaf I make.
Anyway, this bread might be my favorite. No honey. Perfect texture. Soft (but not too soft) crust even without buttering it. It’s delicious!
I used my bread machine to mix the dough and then I shaped it and put it in a loaf pan because I hate the shape of bread machine loaves. Feel free to let your bread machine do all the work, especially if it’s as hot where you are as it is here! Might as well just use one appliance, right?
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon vital wheat gluten
- 1/2 cup oats
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons yeast
Add ingredients according to your bread machine. Bake on wheat setting.