Wheat Berry Bread, 1.5 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.

    7 fl ounces (¾ cup + 2 tablespoons) water, 80°F
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    2 tablespoons butter or margarine
    2 tablespoons honey
    1 tablespoon molasses
    2 cups whole wheat flour
    1 cup bread flour
    ½ cup wheat berries, soaked and drained
    2 tablespoons wheat germ
    2 tablespoons dry milk
    1½ teaspoon salt
    2 teaspoons active dry yeast
    1½ teaspoons 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.