Wheat Berry Bread, 1 lb.

Add soaked wheat berries to this recipe for added fiber and crunch. Wheat berries must be soaked to soften before using and can be found at health food stores. Bakes into a picture perfect loaf.

    5 fl ounces (⅔ cup) water 80°F
    2 teaspoons vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon butter or margarine
    1½ tablespoons honey
    2 teaspoons molasses
    1½ cups whole wheat flour
    ⅔ cup bread flour
    ⅓ cup wheat berries, soaked and drained
    1½ tablespoons wheat germ
    1½ tablespoons dry milk
    1 teaspoon salt
    1½ teaspoons active dry yeast
    1 teaspoon bread machine yeast
  1. Add liquids ingredients and butter to pan.
  2. Add all dry ingredients, except yeast to pan. Tap pan to settle dry ingredients, then level ingredients, pushing some of the mixture into the corners. Lock pan into bread maker.<
  3. Make a well in center of dry ingredients; add yeast. Lock pan into bread maker.
  4. Program for recommended select setting WHOLE WHEAT (4, 5, 6). Program timer if being used. Turn bread maker on. When done, turn off, unlock pan and remove with oven mitts. Shake bread out of pan and cool on rack before slicing.
    A dense bread, packed with fiber since all whole wheat flour is used. Longer rise time at wheat settings provide great results. If bread collapses during baking period, add 1 or 1-½ tablespoons vital wheat gluten to recipe for respective loaf size to prevent this from happening. Vital wheat gluten can be found in most health food stores.