The Perfect Loaf - a Bread Machine Recipe
I finally got the top of my perfect loaf of whole grain, nutty bread to stop falling at the top. Here is the successful recipe:
Best Bread Machine Whole Grain Nut Loaf
I use an Oster bread machine, model 5838.
2 tbs butter, with salt
¼ cup honey
1 ¼ cups half and half cream
3 tbs sunflower seeds
2 tbs flax seeds
1 tbs amaranth seeds
2 tbs wheat bran
2 tbs wheat germ
¼ cup almond (or soy) flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 cups bread flour
¼ cup dry milk
1 tsp active dry yeast
1 Coat kneading paddle of machine in butter. Add in rest of butter.
2 Add honey and half and half.
3 Place the dry ingredients on top of the liquid ingredients in order from coarsest ingredient (i.e. seeds) to finest ingredient (i.e. flours and dry milk).
4 Make a small yeast well in the top of the dry ingredients and put yeast carefully into this well, not letting it touch the liquid ingredients.
5 Set bread machine to the Basic setting and the Light crust and wait until it beeps 3 hours later.
6 Quickly remove the loaf from the pan and allow it to cool on a rack (so the bottom of the loaf doesn't get icky).
7 Slice into 12-13 slices with wonderful electric knife and enjoy!
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 3 hours
Ready in: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (32%) 73.40 % Daily Value Total Fat 8.48g 13% Saturated Fat 3.57g 18% Cholesterol 15.69mg 5% Sodium 45.38mg 2% Potassium 186.76mg 5% Carbohydrates 32.37g 11% Dietary Fiber 3.19g 13% Sugar 6.55g Sugar Alcohols 0.00g Net Carbohydrates 29.18g Protein 6.84g 14%
Cooking Tips: Remember, this bread doesn't contain preservatives, so you might want to refrigerate it.