21 January 2009

Kamut Flaxmeal Bread

The bread machine has to be one of the world's great inventions. If you have made bread by hand, you know 2 things, at least. One, 'real' hand made bread is way better than a bread machine, but two, the ease of a bread machine makes it irresistibly alluring to settle for a little less quality.

Here's the recipe for our current favorite bread. I mainly eat bread as toast in the mornings, and this recipe makes terrific toast. It also makes a great platform on which to build a veggie burger.

Kamut Flax Bread

1 1/2 c water (approx 105F)
3 Tbs olive oil
3 Tbs agave nectar

2 1/2 c kamut flour
1 c all purpose flour
1/2 c oat flour
1 Tbs wheat gluten
1/3 cup flax meal
2 tsp salt
3 tsp Red Star yeast

Add to the machine in the order given unless your machine requires a different order.

Bread machine setting - 2 pound, white, medium crust. Use light crust setting if you prefer, but the dark setting will result in very dark, hard crust


This is for a 2 pound loaf. I add all the flours together in a 4 cup measuring cup and warm it for about 30 seconds in the microwave to 'kill the chill' before adding the dry ingredients to the warm water. This allows me to skip using the whole grain bread setting 'preheat' on my bread machine. My machine's whole grain setting preheats the contents for 30 minutes before proceeding. So, manually preheating the flours saves that half hour of bread machine preheat time, and allows me to use a regular white bread setting.

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