Recipe by tasb
After searching everywhere for a easy Multi-Grain Bread recipe, that didn't have a ton of ingredients or too many steps I finally decided to make my own. I might try topping this with rolled oats or sunflower seeds some time. I took a whole wheat bread machine recipe I knew worked well and added cereal mix soaked in water and added more yeast and more gluten flour. The directions are for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Can be made Dairy Free.
Top Review by RSL
I'm so pleased to be the first to review this awesome bread! I made a few changes - I wasn't sure I would like it so I didn't want to make the full 4-5 loaves, so I cut the recipe down to 1/4 for just one loaf. I used butter instead of shortening because I just believe shortening's horribly bad for you. And I had no gluten flour so I used half whole wheat flour and half regular all purpose. I also used the breadmaker to mix the dough - liquids first, then soaked cereal, then sugar, flours, salt and yeast. When the dough cycle was done I removed, shaped into a loaf, let rise 30 minutes, then baked as directed. This is a lovely, light, airy whole grain/wheat bread and it is really yummy! Next time I will use more whole wheat flour - I only used half wheat this time because I didn't want it to be too dense, but that doesn't seem like it will be a concern. Thanks for posting!
- 118.29 ml multi-grain hot cereal, I used Bob's Red Mill brand
- 236.59 ml boiling water
- 59.14 ml shortening
- 1892.72 ml whole wheat flour
- 73.94 ml gluten flour, plus
- 4.92 ml gluten flour
- 19.71 ml salt
- 158.51 ml brown sugar
- 39.43 ml fast rising yeast
- 236.59 ml milk or 236.59 ml soymilk
- 473.18 ml hot water
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix together cereal and boiling water. Cover and set aside for 45 minutes. Add shortening and stir until shortening is melted.
- Add cereal mix to mixing bowl, add flour, gluten flour, salt, brown sugar and yeast.
- Add milk to measuring cup and add hot water.
- Add milk mixture to flour mixture, turn mixer on to stir until most of the flour is incorporated. Turn to speed 2 and knead, adding more water to make a slightly sticky dough. Knead at least 2 minutes.
- Turn dough into a large oil-greased bowl and cover with plastic. Let rise for about 1 hour or until double in size, maybe longer.
- Punch down. Grease 4-5 loaf pans (8x4") with shortening, set aside.
- Weight dough and divide by 4 and 5 so see which on is closer to 500 grams. Scale dough to even amounts. Shape into loaves and place into greased pans. Cover with plastic again and let rise for 1 hour or until double. The dough should rise to the top of the pan.
- Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes. Bread is done when it is golden and the bottom sounds hollow when tapped.
- Note: If you forget to add the shortening to the cereal mix, just melt it in the microwave and add after the milk.