Tori and I have bread machine and, contrary to the stereotype, we actually use it on a regular basis. Several people have asked for the recipe we use, so I thought I’d put it somewhere that Google could find it.
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
- 300ml water
- 300g strong white flour
- 200g strong wholemeal or granary flour
- 7g (1 sachet) yeast
- 2-3 dessert spoons of seeds (optional)
We get fairly consistent results on the wholemeal (4 hour) programme, or, if you preheat (but don’t boil) the water, the rapid (2 hour) programme. That said, different machines do slightly different things, so experiment. As far as seeds go, we’ve used sunflower, poppy, flax, linseed and alfalfa - they’re all good, so you can mix in a few different types.