Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Our Busy Bread Machine (and a Recipe for you!)

Since adjusting Jadon's diet in an effort to make friends with his reactive digestive system, one of the common sounds in our house is the whirring of the bread machine. You should know that his bread machine was a wedding present...so it has been faithfully serving this family for over 12 years! But it has been getting quite the workout lately, for sure.

Making our own bread means that I know exactly what is in it (as opposed to most bread labels which have a considerable list of "may contain..." items). I have done a bit of experimenting with different types of breads, but--for simple, inexpensive, sliceable, sandwich-friendly bread, I have landed on the following favorite recipe:

Sandwich Bread

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons warm water
1 cup warm milk (we usually use rice milk)
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup corn starch
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Add the ingredients into a bread machine as listed. Set for a basic light crust setting. Wait 2 hours and 40 minutes (or as long as your bread machine takes). Enjoy!

1 comment:

Kathy Castor said...

Hey Kristy - this looks like a good recipe. I may have to give it a try in our bread maker.

I'm enjoying taking a look at your life and am seeing some parallels. Glad Jack sent me your link.

God bless.