Last Christmas I got a bread machine and I love it. I also love that a couple weeks ago I found a bread cookbook with recipes for breads from all over the world, including a bunch of bread machine recipes for $5.
If you have a bread machine, I highly recommend this bread, which I made on Sunday – or as we call it in our house, Bread Day.
(The recipe calls for 1 t. yeast, but I used 2 t. because my bread machine seems to like more yeast)
Maple & Oatmeal Bread (Medium Loaf)
1 1/3 C. water
2 T. maple syrup
13 oz/3 1/4 C. unbleached white bread flour
3 oz/3/4 C. whole wheat flour
1/2 C. rolled oats
2 T. oat bran (I didn’t have any oat bran so I used 2/3 C. oats)
1 t. salt
1 t. sugar
3 T. butter
1 t. yeast
Put all of the ingredients into the bread pan in the order listed. If you have a yeast dispenser on your machine, put the yeast in there. Otherwise, make a small indent in the center of the flour (bot not down to the liquid) and add the yeast,
Set the bread machine to basic/normal setting, medium crust.
One thought on “Maple & Oatmeal Bread (Bread Machine)”
I use my bread machine all the time – at least twice a week – but there are still times when, for no apparent reason, the bread doesn’t turn out as well. I should probably invest in a way to measure the flour by weight.
Anyway, I tried this recipe today and enjoyed the subtle hint of maple. I used 2 t. yeast because that seemed more consistent with the bread I usually make, but it rose a lot and then fell before baking. But it was still pretty good despite the slightly concave top and loose texture.