Millie's Easy White/Wheat Bread (bread machine)

Millie Johnson

By
@BISCUITMAKR

This has become my family's favorite bread recipe. My bread machine was messing up and burning everything, except on the one hour setting. This was a challenge as most wheat breads must be kneaded and risen longer than your normal white bread that uses the one hour setting. This was what I came up with and we love it. I like the combination of molasses and cocoa in this recipe. I hope you will, too !


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Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bread Machine

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
unbleached white bread flour
1/2 c
unbleached wheat flour
1 - 1 1/2 c
warm water (115-120 degrees) , plus 2 tablespoons
1 tsp
cocoa powder
1 Tbsp
sugar
1 Tbsp
molasses
1 tsp
sea salt
1 - 1 1/2 Tbsp
active dry yeast * i use fleischman's bread machine yeast, or rapid rise yeast.
2 Tbsp
melted butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pour white flour into a large bowl, then scoop flour with a big spoon into the measuring cup (so flour will not be compressed) and level out flour by running the flat side of a knife across the top of the measuring cup. Put measured flour into a slightly smaller bowl.
2
Now add the salt, sugar and cocoa to flour and stir to combine. Do NOT add yeast yet.
3
In small pot, melt butter then add the water to the pot and heat to 120 *F.
4
Add molasses to pot and stir to mix it into water. Now pour this into the bread machine reservoir.
5
Spoon flour mix into reservoir then use spoon to make a shallow hole in the middle. Do not go through to liquid. Pour the yeast into this hole. Put into bread machine and run it on the one hour bread cycle.(#5 setting on mine)
6
* You may need to add a tad more water if mix is too dry. Just add a teaspoon at a time and scrap the sides down with rubber spatula.
7
When bread machine is finished, turn loaf out cool on a rack. Do not wrap or bag till it is cooled completely.
8
Sometimes I also add 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and onion powder to the dry ingredients. Very good for sandwiches !

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Savory Breads, Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy