San Benito House Whole-Wheat Bread for Bread Machine

San Benito House Whole-Wheat Bread for Bread Machine

(Shared by San Benito House, Half Moon Bay, CA)

I made this today (in the bread machine) and it makes a really good bread for sandwiches. It has a tender crumb and is slightly sweet. It has a nice mixture of white and whole wheat with dark flecks showing on the sliced bread. This recipe is a keeper.

Adapted for bread machine.

1 cup warm water (115 degrees F)
1/3 cup dark molasses
1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
4 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon table salt
2 2/3 cups bread flour
1 1/3 cups whole-wheat flour
2 1/4 teaspoons (or 1 packet) Bread machine or instant yeast

Place ingredients into bread machine in the order recommended according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.

Set to White or Regular Bread, 1 1/2 lbs, Medium crust.

Press Start.

Adjust the dough in the first few minutes of mixing by adding more flour or water as needed to form a smooth, firm, non-sticky, ball of dough.

Makes one 1 1/2 lb loaf.