Bread Machine Recipes
I was wondering if anyone might have some good recipes for bread machines.
Specifically, I would like some rye bread recipes or other whole grain recipes.
Also, I know the vital wheat gluten being called for in some recipes I have is for rising purposes but has anyone tried not using it? It there a substantial difference? Or have you figured out changes that allow you not to use it?
There are a lot of well-tested bread recipes at the King Arthur Flour site at http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/
In my opinion, you will need the wheat gluten if you're using a recipe that has a significant amount of rye, rice, corn, or amaranth flour, as they have no gluten. You might also need it if you are baking a bread with lots of whole grains, as they are heavier than regular bread flour and need the extra gluten to rise properly.
You can find gluten at most natural food stores around the country in the bin section. It's not particularly expensive.
Alternatively, you might try using King Arthur Bread Flour for your white flour as it has a particularly high gluten content. I use it for a lot of whole grain breads and it works out pretty well. I don't think it would quite cut it for rye bread, though.
Who is not associated in any way but likes the King Arthur Bread Flour site and products a lot.
Thanks for the tips!
I make all my own bread. Mostly because I like the idea of knowing what the heck is in it.
I am trying to get away from using white flour for that gluten boost.
I have experimented with rye flour and other whole grain flours but like you said they are a little too heavy.
I am on the junt for whole grain and rye recipes so thanks again for the site.
j2brady- I wish I preferred kneading. I do prefer forming the loaf and baking in the oven. But I never really get into the kneading unless it is a cold and stormy day in the fall/winter. Then I usually give myself up to all kinds of cooking. But usually, I make sandwich bread ( love the pullman pan from King Arthur) or baguettes, and I resort to the machine for the prep work.
A good book is The Bread Machine Bible by Beth Hensperger. It has recipes for every type of bread under the sun, pasta doughs, short breads (yeast free), bagels etc.....chock full of information about flour, all the ingredients and what they do and how they all work together. Very comprehensive and informative.