Wheat Bread for Bread Machine

Bread machines are handy devices.  But, they have a tendency to turn any wheat bread into a hockey puck.  After dozens of trials, this easy recipe will produce a light and fluffy whole wheat loaf.

Based off of a non-Bread Macine recipe, you'll need to adapt this for your own, as all bread machines are a wee bit different.  Generally adjustng the amount of water is all you need to do.

If you are starting to cook immediately, put the water and Bread Machine yeast in first.  If you are adding
the ingredients and can program a delayed start, put the water in first and the yeast last, not in contact with the water.  Bake according to the settings on your machine for a 1 1/2 lb wheat loaf.  Some people have experienced better results setting their machine to a 1 1/2 lb white bread loaf.  Again, all machines are different.

Water 1 1/3 cups
Olive Oil, extra virgin 2 TBS
Honey1/4 cup
Whole Wheat Flour2 1/4 cups
Bread Flour 1 1/4 cups
Whole Grain Mix1/2 cup
Wheat Gluten 3 TBS
Salt 1 1/2 tsp
Instant Yeast 1 TBS

Yield: 1 1/2 lb loaf

There are really only two types of dry yeasts.  Active and "highly active".  Every brand has their own names, but its clear which is which.  For this recipe, use the highly active version.  If all you have is the other, you can't do a delayed start, but you can use about 100 degree water and add the yeast and set aside for about 10 minutes.

Whichever you use, make sure none of the ingredients are past their expiration date!