Good riddance, store-bought bread! Couldn't be happier with how this turned out! There's a similar recipe on this site called "Honey Whole Wheat Bread" that calls for basically the same ingredients, except 1/2 bread flour and 1/2 whole wheat flour. I was happy to find this one with all whole wheat flour (bread flour is not whole grain, whereas whole wheat flour is). Anyway, it turned out wonderfully! Soft, moist, whole grainy goodness with just a hint of sweet. Also, I substituted vegetable oil for the shortening. I'd like to try e.v. olive oil next time and see how it does. One note - a lot of people complained about it not rising, etc. - I had no problems at all with my Breadman bread machine. Don't know why they did? My guess is they may have not layered the ingredients into the machine in the order they should have. Make sure to put the wet ingredients into the maker first (including the salt). Then, on top of the wet ingredients add the flour. Make a fairly shallow little indentation in the top of the flour (maybe 1/2" deep) with your finger and pour the yeast into that little groove. This keeps the yeast away from the salt and water until it's ready to be mixed in. Once you've layered the ingredients properly, shut the lid, choose the setting (1.5 lb whole wheat loaf), and press start! Voila!
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Good riddance, store-bought bread! Couldn't be happier with how this turned out! There's a...