This is one of my favorites. The recipe came from Eagle Mills. If you don't have buttermilk, you can substitute 1 cup milk plus 1 teaspoon cider vinegar, and let it sit about 10 minutes before using. You can also add 4 tbs. buttermilk powder to the dry ingredients and substitute water for the buttermilk. I have also used plain all-purpose flour with excellent results.
- Put all ingredients in bread machine for 1 1/2 lb.
- loaf in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
- Bake using whole wheat cycle.
Terrific bread! Light, lovely firm texture (not full of holes), with a slightly sweet flavor. Very easy to slice. I have made this three times now. First time, I used 2 teaspoons of yeast per some of the reviews. The 2nd time I used 1 teaspoon of yeast. The 3rd time, I used 2 teaspoons of yeast and baked it in a 9 x 5 pan rather than an 8 1/2 x 4. It rises much faster with the 2 teaspoons of yeast and seems to have a nicer texture. I used King Arthur bread flour and King Arthur white whole wheat flour. I baked at 350 for 40 minutes and tented with foil the last 20 and rubbed it with butter once it was turned out of the pan. I did have to use more buttermilk all three times. Next time, I will start with 1 1/4 cups total and see how that works. I thought one reviewer was a bit unfair, saying it was a lot of work. It really isn't any trouble at all, even with baking it in the oven. Charmed, thanks for a wonderful recipe! I will be making this often!!
We have a Hitachi Home Bakery bread machine, 2 lb. loaf capacity. SO happy to have found this recipe! We get a nice sized loaf of super-flavorful bread. It makes great toast and is perfect for sandwiches. Because it's a sturdy bread, we can slice it thinner than most any other breads we make. It's just a wonderful all-around great bread.
Delicious! My new favourite! This bread is soft and perfect for sandwiches and slightly sweet (which I love!). It rose quite high and was perfect for my 2 lb bread pan. I, like many others, also used 2 tsp yeast.