Hearty Multigrain Bread
This bread was wonderful! I didn't have sunflower seeds or flax, so used sesame seeds and more of the millet and quinoa to compensate for the difference. I also didn't have milk powder but used milk instead. I read the reviews which stated this was small loaf so I actually doubled the recipe for one loaf. It was a bit big, but was just the way I am used to for my white bread recipe.
When preparing my dough, I choose the dough option and let mix and rise in the bread machine and then take out, form into a loaf, place in loaf pan, and let rise for another 30 minutes in oven. Then baked for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
This made the lightest bread - quite amazing for having such "heavy" ingredients. After reading other comments regarding it raising, the key to your dough rising is to make sure the water is warm, place that in the bottom of the bread machine, having fresh yeast, and always using some sort of sugar be it honey or the sugar mentioned as this "activates" the yeast. Also, make sure to raise it the full amount in the machine and if transferring to the oven, let rise another 30 minutes. Raising twice makes ALL the difference! This was light, fluffy and delicious! My husband raved about it and won't let me off the hook until I make another one!
Thank you for a great recipe!
**Update - I have been adding twice the amount of grains and have been replacing the butter/oil with the same amount of plain applesauce. It turns out wonderfully and much healthier for you!**
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Jan. 28, 2011